Australians looking to buy one of the new Apple iPad's should take care not to confuse the advertised 4G advertised as a new feature with Telstra's fastest wireless network, also called 4G.
Telstra's 4G network operates on a 1800MHz frequency, while the iPad 3 only works on 4G frequencies currently available in the US and Canada and will not pick up an Australian 4G frequency until at least 2015.
"MELBOURNE, Australia – Apple has offered to refund Australian customers who bought the new iPad expecting to use the country's 4G network, but denies it has misled the public.
In Federal Court proceedings brought by the national consumer watchdog in Melbourne on Wednesday, lawyers for Apple said the company was willing to take steps to ensure consumers did not mistakenly buy the iPad 3 believing it could connect to telecommunications giant Telstra's fastest wireless network.
Paul Anastassiou, representing Apple, said it would offer refunds and returns to customers "if they claim to have been in any way misled in relation to the reference to 4G."