Last month, we reported that Apple was accused of false 4G marketing claims on the new iPad by the Australian government. Then, within 24 hours, it was reported that Apple was offering refunds to people who bought its latest iPad on Telstra’s network in Australia. Apple later defended the “4G” branding for iPad in Australia. Later on, more accusations followed regarding the marketing.
Now, it seems that in many of Apple’s stores, the 4G LTE-capable iPad has been rebranded as “iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular” due to the controversy, AppleInsider reports. The change has even occurred in U.S. and Canada, where networks are compatible with the 4G LTE radio found in the third-generation iPad.
Changes have also occurred in both the U.K. and Australia, where the local government took issue with the fact that the new iPad was advertised as being a 4G LTE device, even though it is not compatible with any 4G networks in those countries.
“This product supports very fast cellular networks. It is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks and WiMAX networks,” the Australian Apple store reads under the “Wi-Fi + Cellular” listing. “For service from a wireless carrier, sign up for a simple, month-by-month plan on your iPad and cancel anytime without penalty.”