Apple changes New iPad name to iPad WiFi + Cellular in UK
14th May 2012 | 10:25
Name changed to represent lack of 4G in the UK
The UK has jumped on the iPad 4G bashing bandwagon with regulator, the Advertising Standards Authority set to investigate the Cupertino based company following a number of complaints.
Whilst the third-generation Apple tablet is capable of supporting 4G connections in the company’s native America, Apple has advertised the network tethered iPad as 4G compatible in the UK, a country where 4G networks are not yet widely available and which will not support the iPad’s systems when 4G is finally introduced.
Apple has changed the name of its New iPad with 4G to the New iPad WiFi + Cellular to better represent the lack of 4G connectivity in the UK.
While it's not confirmed that the two are linked, it was reported that the ASA were investigating the naming of the iPad after a number of complaints mentioned the use of the phrase '4G' on Apple's website.
Australia dealt with a similar issue after a number of people complained when it was learnt that the iPad would not be able to connect to the country's own 4G signal.
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