4G or not 4G? That is the question for Apple’s new iPad

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Business Management, Popular Culture et al
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As previously flagged in this blog, the new Apple iPad does NOT – currently – hook up with Telstra’s 4G in Australia (or Europe, or Asia) – although it hooks up to 4G standards in the USA and Canada. This Age article and video interview does an excellent job of explaining the issue and why the ACCC have now got very upset with Apple.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/apple-offers-refund-rejects-corrective-stickers-over-new-ipad-20120328-1vxlm.html

Apple’s defence, as I understand it, is that Australia simply doesn’t have what it considers a 4G network – which is an interesting charge for Telstra to rebut –  but it also hard not to think that Apple’s behaviour in promoting the product in the first place as 4G compatible in Australia was disingenuous at best, especially as the problem of hooking into Telstra was known about in advance.

Anyway, now Apple and the ACCC will both have to deal with the fallout. And costs, as they ended up in court. Silly billies.

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