Apple to make $2.2 million payout over Australian iPad 4G ads
Misleading Australian iPad 3 ads which promoted incompatible 4G connectivity have landed Apple with a $2.2 million fine
Apple has been ordered to pay a fine of $2.2 million by an Australian Federal Court after its advertising mislead customers into believing the 4G enabled third-generation iPad was compatbile with the country's networks.
National newspaper The Australian, reported that Apple has agreed to settle the case, which was filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after it was discovered the iPad 4G model could not connect to Australian 4G networks.
Previously, the Cupertino-based tech giant offered unhappy customers an apology and a refund but it appears that Australia's consumer industry watchdog has continued to pursue the case officially.
Similar cases are currently outstanding in the UK and Sweden and it'll be interesting to see if similar conclusions are reached. In the UK Apple re-branded its tablet to iPad Cellular following complaints.