Here is how Apple markets the iPad in Australia.
Apple accused of falsely advertizing iPads as “4G” devices in Australia
1. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
LT differs from 4G
2. medicci37 (Posts: 869; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I thought Apple refused to call HSPA+ 4g ?
4. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they think everything is 4g now. They've updated the i4s to say "4g" now, even though it doesnt break 14.4mb/s
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 14140; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Remixfa where have u been. You've been taking it easy on apple lately. Wassup with that?
3. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Apple should be iMpriSoned for miSrepresenting its' product and miSleading the public [again] …
By the way, this article typed on an iSomething as evidenced by the typo' above, 'counries supporting LTE'??
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4537; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Apple has a LONG history of this, are we really surprised? Just add it to the list of "so called" Apple fluke "misunderstandings"! After so many of these "types" of errors, when is it safe to say that this maybe IS intentional? Maybe they want to see how much they can get away with. Deliberately trying to confuse customers into bogus sales? We will never know.
To me Apple is capable of anything & who knows why “these” types of misunderstandings seem to happen to Apple more than others. It just seems VERY fishy.
Food for thought people!
6. cncrim (Posts: 615; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Hey Apple's Fanboy APPLE JUST INVENTED LTE OUT HSPA+, quick Apple patent that before someone else claim the technology. LOL
It's depend how you look at it, misleading I say yes and no. For me, I said yes Apple did mislead because HSPA+ is not LTE, I believe Apple being a d**k with the patents(try to ban all the competition) and wont licensing the capacity touch screen so now whoever hold LTE technology do the same thing what Apple did. Apple don't have LTE technology license but HSPA+. And no because some country is except it as 4G so why not advertise as 4g.
8. bayusuputra (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
if apple is not misleading, then i would be very surprised..
9. -box- (Posts: 3949; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
...why is T-Mobile's advertising used as the image for this article? Other than the "4G" part, it has nothing to do with this article. Might as well have a picture of Steve Irwin wrestling an ipad
10. tedkord (Posts: 6251; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I'm no Apple lover, but they're not really misleading if it does have LTE connectivity. It's still a 4G device. I still consider my Thunderbolt a 4G device even in areas where there's no 4G service.
It would be nice if they had a disclaimer that states there is no 4G in Australia, if that's the case. They may be out of line with the spirit of the law, but not the letter, from what I'm reading here.
11. Stuntman (Posts: 820; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Now we know why Apple did not call the new iPad the iPad 3. They want people to confuse it with a 4G product.
I know someone who thought the iPhone 4 was 4G just because of the 4.
12. Chasers (Posts: 21; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
This is supprising. Espesially since the Ipad 2 worked on ATTs HSPA+ so if they wanted they could have marketed it as 4G. However, I have always said HSPA+ should not be called 4G. T-Mobile maybe has the only exception because in certaiain areas their HSPA + is just as fast as LTE.
13. andro. (Posts: 1984; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Apple misleading the public...ah come on,this has to be a joke right?!
14. netizen (Posts: 38; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
This is what a company has to do when they are 2 years behind in the highest speed connectivity speeds. The Evo came out on Sprint nearly 2 years ago with wimax 4G speeds.
Apple could have made an iphone with LTE or Wimax antenna but it would have reduced battery life and that would have upset their customers so Apple chose to use the slower 3G connections for battery life.
This is the difference between Android and Apple. Apple is rock solid and reliable with long battery life but it is always behind Android on being cutting edge.
You choose if you want to sacrifice the reliability and battery life to be on the cutting edge of technology when you choose between Android and Apple.
Apple was once on the cutting edge... now they are not due to their insistence on making highly reliable and idiot proof phones that "Just work".
For 85% of the public who aren't tech savvy, the iphone is their best choice, or for someone who doesn't want to deal with the issues that come with being on the cutting edge of technology with an android phone.
I hate when companies try to claim things that are false like this though which Apple, AT&T and T-mobile are all guilty of doing trying to claim HSPA is 4G. They aren't fooling anyone who understands what those terms mean.
Kudos to Australia for trying to keep Truth in advertising. I wish the US would do the same.