Australian Court Fines Apple $2.2 Million Over 4G Labeling
- June 11, 2012
People sure do take the labeling of data networks seriously, especially in Australia. While we’re a bit more lax with the term in the United States, you can’t just go out and call your device 4G capable anywhere else in the world. Apparently due to the bit of controversy sparked over the 4G branding that was intended to not mislead customers. Of course, Apple then made requests to take it to court, and then changed the name at the last minute. They also offered refunds to any customers that felt they were misled by this advertisement. According to The Wall Street Journal, the reparations don’t end there. Apple has decided to settle with its legal battles with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for a whopping $2.25 million AUD, approximately $2.2 million USD, fine plus an additional $300,000 AUD ($295,000 USD) to cover expenses caused. While we’re waiting on the court for the final signature, Apple has said that it will not attempt to appeal this fine.
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