The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be taking Apple to court for misleading claims about Apple’s new iPad and it’s ability to connect to the 4G network.
ACCC said it would make an application to the Federal Court against Apple Pty Ltd and Apple Inc in Melbourne tomorrow at 9:30am for alleged contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
“The ACCC alleges that Apple’s recent promotion of the new “iPad with WiFi + 4G” is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product “iPad with WiFi + 4G” can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case,” it said in a statement.
“Consumers who have purchased or are considering purchasing an “iPad with WiFi + 4G” should ensure that they have a proper understanding of the mobile data networks which this iPad can directly access by a SIM card, it said.
The ACCC is seeking final orders including injunctions, pecuniary penalties, corrective advertising and refunds to consumers affected.