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Britain's advertising regulator thinking of looking into Apple iPad claims of 4G connectivity

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Apr 2012, 20:47

Britain's advertising regulator has received 24 complaints related to claims on Apple's web site about 4G connectivity on the new Apple iPad; 4G service is unavailable in the country and in Australia, where buyers were allowed to get refunds on the purchase of the tablet...

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posted on 07 Apr 2012, 21:39 1

1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Finally, the EvîL EmpîRe faces the scales of justice; they should have left their liMiTed i₱åds iWiFi only …

[ like their precious hërd °•° is used to ]

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 21:49 1

2. Triton (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

So apple is being sued by companies that don't offer LTE even though the ipad has LTE?

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 21:57 2

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Fine print by it's very nature is misleading. It's a practice that should be ended by all companies across the board.
They bet that you're not going to take the time to read all the way through or that the big pretty blinking banner ads will distract you into an impulse buy.
If you do happen to read through though, not only is the font smaller but sometimes they even italicize it or make it gray to encourage you to skip it even more due to the extra required focus.

So, is the Siri ad misleading? Damn straight it is. Just as misleading as every other company that includes fine print. Which is about all of them.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 11:10

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

Its about time,Apple has been over exaggerating and lying about its products for years and now it seems people might finally have had enough. That saying what are the odds the iphone 5 Will also have out of this world claims attached to it despite few of them having any substance actually behind them

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 12:09 1

5. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i realize that outside of america HSPA+ is considered "3.5g" and not "4g", even though the real world speeds are not that much different... but this is a little silly dont ya think?

im all for suing apple, when its something of merrit. This is just a lil frivilous. Then again, its easily fixed. Send out stickers to the retailers that match the box coloring that say "3.5g" instead of "4g" and put it over the part on the box where it says 4g... until they can get fresh boxes out.

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