Apple Says It Will Refund Australian Customers Misled Into Purchasing 4G iPad

Posted March 28, 2012 at 5:33am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8321 views

Apple has told a Federal Court in Australia that it will offer a refund to customers who believe that they were misled due to the company's 4G claims for the new iPad, says ABC.

Apple has agreed to publish a clarification that states the product supports ultra-fast mobile networks but is not compatible with the Telstra network. The company says it will email purchasers offering a refund if they believe they have been misled. Clarifications will also be made at point of sale.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took Apple to court today for alleged misleading iPad "4G" claims.

Apple has entered into discussions with the group and will return to court later today.

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Bill - March 29, 2012 at 10:11am
The above post is 100% BULLSHIT.
Russell - March 29, 2012 at 4:32pm
Not to logical and rational people that can think on their own.
Bill - March 29, 2012 at 5:31pm
@Russell: If you hate Apple so much (clearly the case since you have no substantive data, just 'gripes'), WHY THE FUCK DO YOU COME TO iCLARIFIED???
denis - March 29, 2012 at 7:46am
the fact that people can't seem to read is one thing. on the other hand apple does appear to have alot of lawsuits but in all fairness they only appear to have more ecause they are outlined more in papers and in this site... look at microsoft they had problems... as well as samsung, best buy, future shop, hp, intel, facebook, the list goes on... it is unfair to say that apple is the only company "misleading" customers... it is also unfair to post negative comments about someone that is nolonger alive to defend their actions (russel)
Russell - March 29, 2012 at 5:35pm
The lawsuits are the result of Apple's illegal actions. The lawsuits would not have been filed if Apple did not do anything illegal. This is an Apple centric site. All of the articles will be related to Apple. If you feel all of the news in the world is too much Apple, then you need to read other sites that are not so Apple centric to get a more balanced view. Provide evidence that another company does as many illegal things as Apple. Just because another company, or person, commits a crime doesn't make it ok for Apple, or you, to commit a crime too. Unfair? Steve is a vindictive person. He would do anything he can to silence his detractors. More and more people are coming forward now that he is gone.
Bill - March 29, 2012 at 6:19pm
Translation: "I am a douche bag. If you don't like it, stick it up your apple-loving ass, you fanboy."
Russell - March 30, 2012 at 4:16am
Apple Has Its Customers Trained to Blindly Crave Its Products
Bill - March 29, 2012 at 3:37am
There was no fuckup. It CLEARLY states that the LG LTE is only available in North America. That fact is not in the 'fine print.' It is front and center. The fine print only specifies the actual carriers in nNorth America that the 4G LTE works on. Any Australian who bout the new iPad expecting it to work on Telstra is an idiot, plain and simple.
Russell - March 29, 2012 at 12:39am
While I have not seen any of Apple's Australian commercials, billboards or print ads, but do any of those mention the 4G version are not compatible with Australian networks? I bet not. Apple f'ed up and they know it. That's why they are offering refunds.
Jon Doty - March 28, 2012 at 3:12pm
This is silly. Apple specifically put these stickers on the box saying, "IMPORTANT NOTE: This product is not compatible with Australian 4G LTE networks, and will only operate at up to 3G speeds in Australia." (see photo:
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