Apple is been fined by an Australian federal court over the company’s 4G capability claims.
The court stated that Apple has “deliberately” misled customers, as the new iPad cannot connect to Australian next-generation phone networks, but only US-based networks.
Apple agreed to the terms and have been fined AU$2,29 million (around R 19,196 million*), along with AU$300,000 (around R2,5 million*) in costs.
Apple did offer refunds for any disgruntled customers and changed its advertising to reflect its capabilities in Australia, although the judge still deemed the company have broken the country’s consumer laws.
*Exchange rates calculated at time of article.