Mar 28

China Watch Blog has learnt that the Australian competition regulator will take Apple to court for allegedly making misleading statements about the wireless internet capability of the third generation iPad.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused Apple of breaking the consumer law by promoting the new iPad as being able to connect to high-speed 4G mobile networks using a sim card.

The ACCC says the new iPad does not work on any Australian 4G network.
It is seeking an urgent court order to force Apple to correct its advertising and make refunds to customers.

The ACCC will make the application in the Federal Court in Melbourne this morning.

California-based Apple announced last week that it sold three million of the latest tablet computers in its first weekend on the market – the strongest iPad launch yet.

The latest case is not the first time Apple’s technology has landed in Australia’s courts.

The firm is locked in a legal battle with rival Samsung over tablet patents, part of a wider global tussle over supremacy of the $100 billion market.

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