Apple settles iPad 4G name debacle in Australia to the tune of $2.25 million
0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2012, 09:45 posted on
While here in the U.S., the criteria for using the term 4G can be described as lax, in other parts of the world it’s not ok to slap a 4G claim on any old device. Apple found that out the hard way when it released its iPad 4G in Australia...
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1. android_hitman (unregistered)
16. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Yep! Seems as if Apple is getting a taste of their own medicine.
18. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Apple Had to Bite off their own Balls...
Moral - Never mess with the Government...
2. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i mean i would be upset too if i bought an iPad labeled as 4G and it really wasnt. this is why i dont have tmo.
3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Careful there's a poster here who says T-Mobile has 4g just as fast as LTE.
4. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
sike. i choose to not believe what posters say. i live in columbus, ohio and they just did a 4g test in our area and tmo came in dead last. they can call their HSPA+ 4g all they want. its not real 4g regardless of what they got approved or not.
6. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
if anything tmo is way behind in getting LTE launched. do they honestly think that HSPA+ is going to keep them in the game for much longer? and here i thought sprint was struggling, at least theyve started to launch their LTE. tmo doesnt have plans to launch it until what, middle of next year? pathetic. seems like theyre real concern about their network. maybe if they put more money into their network it could be worth more than being the "4th largest carrier in america". they should probably stop making claims that their "4g" is faster than AT&T's iphone. honestly the dumbest commercial ive ever seen. tmo is basically saying that their "4g" is faster than AT&T's 3g. congrats, but where does your "4g" stand next to the other 4g networks... ohhh right... last.
9. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
taco i rarely give you a thumbs up but if i could do it ten more times i would. im glad someone could agree with me that tmo is garbage. ive been selling phones for three plus years now and ive been recruited to work at tmo countless times. listen, i know im the sh*t at what i do,but im not going to work for a company that i believe aint sh*t. sadly enough there is a tmo kiosk almost right in front of my store and i laugh everytime i see someone over there. most of the new acts i have were tmo customers and it always boils down to the service sucking huge donkey nads.
10. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Also they're "unlimited" data plans come down to nothing more than deceptive advertising since they cap and throttle you to where the Internet becomes unusable.
T-Mobile would have to be a LAST option if I wanted to sell phones
11. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
id rather being peddling for change in cleveland, during the winter, in shorts and a tshirt, than ever work for tmo. they tried to get me by saying how much they made in commish. listen dude... i dont care if the handed you a million dollars for just coming in, im not stooping to tmo level of crap.
all there commercials are ridiculous. lets hire a hot girl to say how awesome we really arent and people will believe because shes attractive. idiots.
13. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
ive been known to say funny things here and there.
15. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
42 Mbps HSPA+ does have speeds as fast as LTE. HSPA has triple digit theoretical max speeds, as does LTE or LTE-Advanced (on break, no chance to research). Ergo as 4G ratings IN THE US are based on speed (14.4Mbps and up, I believe), it's 4G.T Thank the people at the ITC for making us different from the rest if the definitions and standards. Technically 4G won't be out until LTE-Advanced and WiMax2 (if that gets launched).
17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
No it maxes out at 42 while LTE is 100
20. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)
actually i dont have as much trouble with the 4G term as I do with "unlimited" in Orlando T-mo was as fast or faster than verizon and at&t (15-20mb/s) in 6 of the 10 locations around town I tested it but WTF is the point if your "unlimited" data plan cuts you off on the 12th-15th of every month. i dropped all of them and went to clear so now i carry an extra device to have to remember to charge and only get 7-9mb/s witch is plenty fast but i get UNLIMITED they actually know what that word means. us cellular providers should have a quick look at dictionary.com and see WTF unlimited actually means
7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
No one noticed "$2.25 million AUD, approximately $2.2 USD"? I'm going to take $1,000 USD to Australia to be billionaire muahaha
14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
This fine is the equivalent of the average 'joe' paying a dollar fine.
19. roscuthiii (Posts: 2137; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I think that's the only reason they're being so gracious about paying it.
I see it as something like this: "This is preposterous! I won't stand for this. You'll be hearing from my lawyers. I just can't believe... what? Oh, is that all you want? Yeah, yeah sure. No problem, you got a deal. We'll pay."
-snickers & chortles-
22. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)
and they were not really "gracious" they only agreed to pay after they lost the court battle
23. roscuthiii (Posts: 2137; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
True, but I figured they'd appeal on principle alone, not just agree.
21. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)
actually it is more like the average joe paying $8 or $10 fine but still not even a slap on the wrist