“Apple Australia has agreed to post signs wherever its new tablet computer is sold clarifying, the device does not work on Australian fourth-generation mobile networks,” Lucy Battersby and Craig Butt report for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“The tech giant has also agreed to email anyone who purchased the new iPad stating the limitation and to offer refunds to consumers,” Battersby and Butt report. “The voluntary undertaking comes after the competition watchdog launched legal action seeking court orders stopping Apple from selling using the product name ‘iPad with WIFI + 4G.’ It said this name could mislead consumers because the iPad does not work on either of the 4G networks in Australia.”
Battersby and Butt report, “Apple has also agreed to provide signage to all resellers by 5pm on April 5 with the phrase ‘‘This product supports very fast cellular networks. It is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks or WiMax networks.’ Justice Mordecai Bromberg of the Federal Court in Melbourne set a trial date of May 2 for the parties to determine whether Apple has broken Australian law.”
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