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iPad buyers in Australia offered refunds

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2012 20:06

iPad buyers in Australia offered refunds Apple is emailing all buyers of the new iPad in Australia offering them a refund for their purchase.
The move comes right after Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission accused the company of misleading advertising. The group has also taken legal action to "ensure Apple makes consumers aware its third-generation iPad cannot connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia due to technical incompatibility."

Apple has also agreed to post warnings that the third-generation iPad "is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks and WiMAX networks."

Australia only has one LTE network, run by carrier Telstra. Telstra's network, however, works on different frequencies than one compatible with the new iPad. In its advertising, Apple said the "iPad with WiFi can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, which it cannot do," complains the ACCC.

Despite Apple's new warnings and offers of refund, a trial in the case has been set for May 2nd.

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