An Australian judge fined the Apple 2.25 million Australian dollars (equivalent to U.S. $ 2.29) for making false advertising to its consumers, saying that the latest model of the iPhone would be compatible with broadband Internet 4G. The information is from The Guardian.
the magistrate ruled that the company misled the public for two months this year, announcing, falsely, that the resources iPad “Wi-Fi + 4G”, as if the device could connect to the network operated by Telstra in Australia, which in fact not the case. This is because the 4G network operator in the territory in Australia operates on a frequency different from that used in the new iPhone.
Apple has admitted to misleading advertising.
Besides the fine, the judge also determined that the company will pay $ 300,000 in costs for violating Australian law consumer rights.
The same advertising campaign for the iPhone “4G + Wi-Fi” in question was used worldwide by the company, said the trial. “Apple’s desire for global unity has higher priority than the need to ensure compliance with the law of the Australian consumer,” said the judge. “Conduct of this type are serious and unacceptable,” he added.