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Apple doesn't plan on rebranding new iPad in Australia

Mediation between Apple and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over iPad naming reaches no results

While Apple’s new iPad plays nice with the LTE bands available in the US and Canada, other countries aren’t as lucky. In Australia, for example, Apple already agreed to offer refunds to existing customers and clarify the limitations of their device after a complaint from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Now, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that scheduled mediation between Apple and the ACCC has ended without a resolution. The mediation was set to determine whether or not Apple would have to change their iPad WiFi+4G naming, as the commission had found it misleading to customers. 

While Apple may not appear to have much of a position in this fight, the company reportedly argued that they never made claims that the device would work with Australia’s 4G networks.  Unfortunately, the two sides were unable to reach a compromise and the session closed without any agreement being finalized.

 The next step in the proceedings will be a directions hearing at the Federal Court in Melbourne in order to decide how to proceed.


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-04-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)