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Apple to pay $2.2 million fine for misleading ads

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jun 8th, 2012 9:30AM EDT
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Apple will soon pay a fine equal to approximately US$2.21 million for misleading the public in its Australian iPad advertisements, The Australian reports. A Federal Court in Australia on Friday confirmed that it was advised that Apple has agreed to settle a case filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, alleging that the company’s ads touting the iPad as a 4G device were misleading since it cannot connect to 4G networks in Australia. Apple already conceded that it was in the wrong by offering customers a refund if they felt they had been duped. The company is still facing similar claims in both the United Kingdom and Sweden, where regulators are examining whether or not the Cupertino, California-based company’s ads touting the iPad as a 4G device were misleading to consumers.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.