Apple to Pay $2.2 Million Fine to Australian Government Over 4G iPad Claims

by Todd Haselton | June 8, 2012

iPad 4G - North America Only

Apple agreed to pay a $2.2 million (U.S.) fine to the Australian government following a ruling from the Federal Court on Friday. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission group brought Apple to court after the company claimed its new iPad supported 4G networks when the device, in fact, did not support Australia’s 4G networks. Apple agreed in May to issue refunds to any unhappy customers in Australia who had purchased the iPad and tweaked its 4G claims in May to reflect that the new iPad doesn’t support Australia’s 4G networks. The settlement is reportedly still awaiting court approval, MobileBurn┬ásaid.

[via MobileBurn, The Australian]



Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...