The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will
be making an application to the Federal Court in
Melbourne for orders against Apple for 'misleading'
claims about the new iPad's ability to connect to the
fast fourth generation (4G) mobile network.
The ACCC alleges that Apple's recent promotion of the new
"iPad with WiFi + 4G" is misleading because it represents
to Australian consumers that the product "iPad with WiFi
+ 4G" can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data
network in Australia, when this is not the case.
The ACCC 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," ACCC said in a statement.