US technology firm Apple has offered to repayment Australian clients who felt misled concerning the 4G capabilities of the new iPad. The Apple iPad's third version went on auction preceding this month, with Australia the first country where it was accessible. The country's customer watchdog has taken Apple to court for false advertising since the tablet computer does not work on Australia's 4G system.
Shoppers lined up by the hundreds at Apple stores on opening day and the company said it had been its strongest iPad launch to date. According to the ACCC it was looking for an injunction on sales as well as a financial penalty against Apple, counteractive advertising and refunds to customers. Apple had never claimed the device would work fully on the current 4G network operated by Telstra.