According to the consumer group in Australia, the company misled consumers with the use of the 4G term since the device does not connect to the 4G network of Australia. This resulted to a clarification by Apple that the new iPad will not connect to 4G networks in the said country.
Apple has reportedly clarified that the new iPad is not compatible to the 4G network in Australia.
The Advertisement Standards Authority in the UK also pressed Apple to remove the ‘4G’ term from its website due to complaints from consumers in the UK. This is not surprising since Britain has not yet set up its own 4G network. However some networks have taken a pro-active approach by putting stickers on the new iPad that informs potential buyers that the device will not work on any existing 4G network, which have yet to be set up
The removal of the ‘4G’ term on the new iPad comes as sales of the device in Europe and Australia has already reached millions with most of the users unaware of the fact that the new iPad will not connect to a 4G network.
No statements were issued by Apple in connection to the reports on the changes on the name of the new iPad.