• May 18th, 2012
  • Robert Zak

For weeks, Australia has been up in arms over Apple‘s marketing of their iPad 3. Despite the packaging saying that the device is ‘4G’ compatible, they didn’t mention that it’s not compatible with the LTE networks currently used in Australia.

Of course, tech-writing geeks like the author of this article are well informed whether or not their country is kitted up with 4G-enabled networks (for the record, the UK isn’t) and not fall for the cunning – or just foolish – marketing.

But when Australian iPad buyers found outthat they’re not entitled to a piece of the 4G pie, it wasn’t long before the refunds for the devices started pouring in.

Now, the next step has been taken and all 4G branding of the new iPad in Australia has been stripped. The new labelling for the culprit devices now says ‘Wi-Fi + Cellular’, which hopefully won’t cause any confusion.

In addition, the website for the device now states: ‘This product supports very fast cellular networks. It is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks and WiMAX networks.’

Safe to say that if you’re Australian and still getting confused about the device’s wireless network capabilities, then it’s no longer Apple’s problem.

[Source: Hills News]