The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (http://www.accc.gov.au/) has accused Apple of misrepresenting the third generation iPad’s wireless data capabilities by including the term “4G” in product advertising.
The ACCC says it will making an application to the Federal Court in Melbourne for orders against Apple alleged contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The agency is seeking “urgent interlocutory relief to ensure consumers are made aware of the correct technical capabilities of this device.”
Additionally, the ACCC is seeking final orders including injunctions, pecuniary penalties, corrective advertising and refunds to consumers affected. Consumers who have purchased or are considering purchasing an “iPad with WiFi + 4G” should ensure that they have a proper understanding of the mobile data networks which this iPad can directly access by a SIM card, according to ACCC.