Apple Fined $2.25 Million In Australia Over iPad Misleading Advertisement

Posted on Jun 21 2012 - 4:28am by Editorial Staff

As agreed earlier, Apple will pay a fine of A$2.25 million ($2.29 million). The fine was imposed by an Australian court on Thursday for misleading advertising of its latest iPad, reports Reuters. The case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that alleged the new iPad being sold as the new iPad “with WiFi + 4G,” as it could not access local 4G networks.

Earlier over the ACCC believes that the branding of the device as “iPad Wi-Fi + 4G” in Australia resulting in misleading to consumers, the company had put the name as simply “iPad WiFi + Cellular”, instead of former “iPad WiFi + 4G”. The company did changed it in the UK, Australia, the U.S., Canada, UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Ireland, and Hong Kong.

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