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Apple will pay $2.25M to settle misleading 4G iPad claims in Australia

Apple has agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle a legal complaint accusing the company of misleading Australian consumers about whether the new iPad included “4G” data abilities, according to The Australian.

In late March, we heard the Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission intended to sue Apple for “misleading” claims when it comes to the latest iPad offering 4G, because the device is not compatible with Australian 4G networks. Apple said that it would give people their money back if they felt misled about the 4G labeling. But now it appears it will pony up a few million bucks to be completely done with the matter with a court settlement.

The settlement in Australia has not received final approval from a judge, but if it is approved, Apple will be done with the issue in that country.

Apple also took heat in the U.K. over the iPad’s 4G branding. In response to the U.K., Australia, and other countries, Apple changed the branding to “Wi-Fi + Cellular” instead of “Wi-Fi + 4G.”

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