Apple Offers Australians Refunds Over iPad 4G

28/03/2012 08:49 | Updated 27 May 2012

Apple has refunded Australian iPad 4G owners because the iPad is not compatible with the country's 4G system.

Australia's consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, accused Apple of misleading Australian iPad buyers by selling the "iPad with Wifi + 4G" when it can only operate on 3G there.

The BBC reports that the ACCC said on Tuesday: "Apple's recent promotion of the new 'iPad with wi-fi + 4G' is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product can, with a Sim card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case".

Australia's existing 4G network uses the 1800MHz frequency, which the iPad is not designed to operate on.

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