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Apple Defends 4G iPad Claim In Australian Court

Earlier this week, Apple filed in the Australian federal court arguing that the 4G branding of its new iPad is correct. The tech giant explained that the new iPad could be described as a device with the 4G feature, despite its incompatibility with the 4G networks in Australia.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Apple of misleading and deceptive advertising with the promotion of the new iPad. On 27th March, the government agency issued a press release (opens in new tab) announcing that it would file an application to the Federal Court in Melbourne against Apple "for alleged contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law."

ACCC requested that the public should be fully aware of the new iPad's technical specifications. If there are customers affected by the new iPad's incompatibility with 4G networks or by Apple's misleading advertising, they should receive relief money.

However, this week also saw Apple fight back. The company has filed their defence in court arguing that marketing the new iPad as 4G is not deceptive, reported The Australian.

In an intriguing twist to the situation, Apple has responded that the 4G label on the new iPad is fine, and the networks are erroneously labelled as 3G when it does in fact offer 4G speeds.

Source: The Australian (opens in new tab)

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