An Australian judge has approved a $2.25 million fine against Apple for misleading consumers with advertising for its 4G iPad, reports “CNET.”
The settlement, which was proposed and approved by Apple two weeks ago, puts to rest a lawsuit brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in March that accused Apple of violating the country’s consumer law by misleadingly labeling its new iPad as 4G-capable. While the branding on the device specifically said “Wi-Fi + 4G,” there aren’t any 4G networks compatible with the device in Australia.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the country’s consumer watchdog had taken Apple to court for false advertising because the tablet computer doesn’t work on Australia’s 4G network. Apple’s lawyers said they were willing to publish a clarification, but said the company didn’t mislead customers. On its website, Apple did state that 4G LTE is only supported on selected networks in the US and Canada.
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