Revealed: The Apple Email Admitting False Advertising

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced that it stands ready to accept returns of the new iPad (Wi-Fi + 4G) from any Australian customers who might have purchased the device under the mistaken impression that it operates on Australian LTE or WiMAX networks.

Australian regulators have expressed apprehensions that Apple’s use of the term “4G” while advertising the iPad in that country may have led some customers to believe that it is compatible with Australia’s LTE and WiMax networks.

In its email to Australian customers, Apple clarifies this is not in fact the case, and that the device only operates on the HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA ‘fast cellular’ networks.

Australian customers who purchased their iPads before March 28 under the aforesaid misconception may return them to the company before April 25 for a full refund.

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