Apple Offering Refunds to Misled Australian Customers

Apple is now offering individuals that purchased the new iPad in Australia a full refund, just hours after the Cupertino-based company was taken to court for allegedly misleading customers with its 4G iPad marketing, says ABC News. Yesterday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took Apple to court over the “iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G” name because it “represents to Australian consumers that the product, with a SIM card, [can] connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case.” …

Apple will be offering the refunds to iPad owners by email, and has also agreed to add a clarification online stating “the product supports ultra-fast mobile networks but is not compatible with the Telstra network.” For now, however, virtually every new iPad owner should still be within the regular 14-day return period anyways. Apple is set to return to the Melbourne Federal Court this afternoon to continue ongoing discussions with the ACCC.

[ABC News via The Next Web]


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