Do you remember when Australia made a complaint against Apple for violating the country’s law by naming the new iPad as iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. The Australians were suing Apple for over $2 million and now the Australian judge has approved a $2.25 million charge against Apple.
The lawsuit brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer (ACCC) was proposed and approved by Apple two weeks ago. The ACCC said,
“Apple’s recent promotion of the new ‘iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G’ is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product “iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G’ can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case”
The new iPad comes in two varieties, either with Wi-Fi networking or a wireless networking provided through mobile networks. The wireless network can work with the high speeds of the LTE standard for 4G in certain areas of the US but in Australia, the 4G service uses an 1800MHz frequency band, while the new iPad’s 4G requires 700MHz or 2100MHz for 4G.