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Apple Is Caught Red Handed With Nudging The Truth Over 4g In Australia Leading To A $2 Million Fine
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Apple Is Caught Red Handed With Nudging The Truth Over 4g In Australia Leading To A $2 Million Fine

As most of you know Apple is not shy to bodily announce the recent 4G status the iPad is capable of online or offline promoting the 4G slogan for customers around every corner in America in fact, when ever they're allowed the chance fully knowing its a selling point they have a list of 4G service providers along side the Apple product.

With the same thought process in mind, Apple decides to go with their plans of expanding the 4G concept to Australia holding on to the idea of,"if it works here then it must work over there" which didn't bode well for Australia to say the least.

According to Australian newspaper The Australian, The Australian Federal Court issued Apple a fine of up to $2 Million for failing to live up to the quote on quote "4G" status they were promoting due to speeds reflecting more along the lines of 3G status then 4G.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission laid out to file the complaint to Apple with agreement between both parties,with the following conditions Apple hesitant to meet an agreement on,

  • Apple must give full refunds to recent iPad buyers with specific complaints towards the speed capacity of the iPad.
  • Per Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Apple must remove any and all "4G" promotion labeling from their products along with apple commercials everywhere and anywhere in the Australian market .

The removal of the 4G became debatable for Apple considering the 3G in America is that to the 4G of Australia, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission countering that Australian 4G and Wi-Fi networks follow the guidelines of running on 1800MHz frequency allowing the regulation "accordance with accepted industry and regulatory use of the descriptor 4G,'" in debate with Apple at 700MHz and 2100MHz frequencies missing Australia's 4G mark with Apple defaulting to 3G speed.

In Melbourne, Friday June 08 2012 within the federal court hearing that took place Alan Archibald, a lawyer for Apple agreed to the above terms with a response, "more then adequate" referring that Apple as a global tech leader in cellular devices see themselves in setting the bar for others to look upon in order to prevent other would be corporations for future legal concerns.

After the smoke cleared a month or two later Apple just bit the bullet giving into to Australian Competition & Consumer Commission $2 million fine and $300 thousand in court costs fully accepting the situation that Apple should have done their research before going down under in Australia.


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Apple seems to be slipping these days or Im I just imagining it

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  about 1 decade ago

Wow, I guess that happens. I wonder how innocent it really was.

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  about 1 decade ago

Oops!...Apple messed up...good article Jacob

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  about 1 decade ago
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