UK's ASA probes Apple over the new iPad's 4G data claims

By Leeky · 7 replies
May 1, 2012
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  1. Apple's new iPad is facing yet more scrutiny for being advertised as a 4G device, this time by the UK's Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). According to the BBC, ASA has widened...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,148   +915

    The day the iPad 3 came out in the UK, I walked past a Square shop selling it with a big sign that said "4G" all over it and i thought to myself "But the UK doesn't have any 4G networks unless you live in the rich part of London and managed to get onto the o2 trial for 4G".

    Glad I wasn't the only person who picked up on the fact that here in the UK, not only do we not have 4G, but the signals going to be used will be useless with the iPad anyway...
  3. A friend of mine has just purchased a New iPad and the Apple Store salesperson actually used 4G as a selling point. He still will not believe me that not only is there no 4G service available in the UK it won't work when there is one.

    This does trouble me some, I'm no hater or fan boy but this surely is wrong, especially when you are paying so much?
  4. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Eventually the UK will have 4G. All apple needs to do is make I pads that will work on that frequency when they do. Besides if the I pad can't find a 4G network it can always fall back on 3G. Its only a tad slower then 4G.
  5. I think you're somewhat missing the point. The product is being sold now as a 4G product when it is not available yet. Also, when it is, it will not be compatible.

    Yes future models could be altered, but what about the one that was purchased today?

    This is the reason we have strict advertising laws, to stop people being mislead, no matter how small the details.
  6. They should probe Apple in the Sudan - we don't even get half a "G".

  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,029   +2,558

    They should probe Apple and its executives as though they were alien abductees.............. ROFLMAO....
  8. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Evangelist Posts: 617   +177

    Not a big Apple fan, but the I-Pad IS 4G, not their fault Europe isn't. Not their fault Europe is choosing to go a different direction for 4G speeds than the U.S. either.

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