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Apple challenges Australian "4G" definition, seems to think U.S. term should apply everywhere

0. phoneArena 20 Apr 2012, 12:23 posted on

Apple has decided to brazenly challenge Australia's definition of "4G", heading to court to preserve the naming convention of their new iPad in a land downunder...

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posted on 20 Apr 2012, 19:09 3

26. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


It good to see the Australian are standing up to apple and fight for what's right,it seems to be happening alot more now. Apples European hq was the centre of a greenpeace protest this week over apples decision to use cheap old coal burning technology to power its cloud plants instead of an more expensive but environmentally and socially better alternative.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 20:02

27. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Why can't they just make their ipad to according to the specific country's technology? And wow they are being a big apball. (It's funny in my head... but don't think anyone would find it funny XD )

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 20:42 1

28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Now this is TOO FUNNY

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 22:13 1

31. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Next thing you know, they're going tell Australia that they are spelling the word, "colour" wrong because Americans spell it, "color".

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 22:20 2

32. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


"Apple challenges Australian.....seems to think U.S. term should apply everywhere"
Hilarious LOL

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 22:47

33. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Lte is just faster 3G as well so that's why I'm guessing there going for it there is no real 4G yet

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 22:52

34. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Is there any phones being sold there that are not lte and clam 4g on the phone?

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 15:57

38. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


From what I have read, the Iphone indicates "4G" when on HSPA.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 04:50 1

36. Leo_MC (Posts: 1698; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Maybe Australia should stop selling iPads on it's territory untill the court settles the dispute.
If Apple can't reason, maybe money loss is reason enough to make it understand it's claim is wrong.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 19:53

39. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sounds to me like Australia should stick up for its laws and simply ban illegal apple products until they are no longer illegal. Simple, really. Thus it should be in EVERY country with an ounce of self-respect and rule of law.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:35

42. ibap (Posts: 765; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Arrogance and ego.

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