Apple clarifies “4G” and offers iPad money back

Apple has told a court that it will offer refunds for anyone who was misled by advertising for the new iPad. Apple will also publish a clarification that the device is not able to connect to Telstra’s 4G network. Lawyers for Apple still claimed that the description was valid as the iPad could connect to networks that were 4G in other parts of the world.

Apple’s Australian website has already changed to qualify what it means by ultrafast. Gone are references to 4G and in its place are acronyms requiring a degree in electrical engineering to understand. The new site now says: “The new iPad supports fast mobile networks around the world, including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA”.

What this means in English is that on Telstra’s Next G network, you may see a speed improvement over the iPad 2.