Apple under scrutiny from ASA over iPad 4G claims
Apple are getting their collars felt by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the advertising watchdog widened its inquiry into misleading claims from Apple that their new iPad is 4G ready.
Apparently, some people with nothing better to do have been making complaints to the ASA about the way Apple are branding their tablet.
Basically, even though we don't have mega-fast 4G networks yet, those who have already bought new iPads won't be able to use them on the new network because the frequencies will be different to those in America, which just happen to be the frequency that the devices are calibrated. And it seems Apple aren't exactly shouting about this from the rooftops, which could be seen as misleading.
The electronics giant have already come under fire from Australian regulators when it emerged that the iPad wasn't compatible with existing 4G networks there. Recently, the ASA apparently got assurances from Apple that it would stop marketing a 4G version of the device in Britain, however, the iPad is still listed as 4G compatible on the UK website.
Only a little footnote actually clarifies that the 4G networks are only accessible in the US and Canada. Is this misleading or are stupid people getting what they deserve for not doing basic research?