Apple fined over Australia iPad trouble

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Apple advertised its latest iPad "with WiFi + 4G" worldwide but seems to have forgotten to check.

When the latest technology must-have launched this year, Australian buyers were disappointed to find they could not access 4G from the tablet, and the tech giant was yesterday fined A$2.25m (£1.46m) for misleading customers.

Adverts plastered around Australia for two months implied the iPad could connect to the country's Telstra 4G broadband network when it could not, Justice Mordy Bromberg ruled. Apple was told to pay A$300,000 in costs."

A Dutch court also ordered Apple to pay damages to Samsung Electronics for patent infringement.