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Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple will offer refunds to new iPad 4G buyers in Australia frustrated by the tablet's lack of LTE support, it's been revealed, along with erecting signs at retailers explaining the 4G limitations, in an attempt to avoid legal action in the country. The 4G-branded iPad came under fire from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) earlier this week, over concerns that buyers were being confused by Apple's "iPad WiFi + 4G" nomenclature since none of the actual 4G networks in the country were supported. Now, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Apple has conceded to a workaround, though the case will still be heard in court.

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iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

Apple's LTE woes with the new iPad 4G look set to get even more serious, with the Australian consumer rights commission accusing the company of misleading buyers and arguing it should offer refunds. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission argues Apple has misled with its "iPad WiFi + 4G" name "because it represents to Australian consumers that the product [can] connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case."

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Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

The Australian government was accepting bids for building a high-speed Internet network within the country. When bids opened up the Australian government decided to block the Chinese firm Huawei from the bidding process. The reason cited for blocking Huawei from bidding was security with many cyber attacks carried out against corporations in the West believed to have originated from China.

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GPS leads tourists into Australian bay

GPS leads tourists into Australian bay

Three Japanese tourists are leaving Australia without the vacation they wanted and $1500 poorer than they expected, and sticking a rental car company with the arduous task of retrieving a vehicle from a muddy Australian bay. The culprit? A GPS system that apparently didn't have very accurate maps. It's a very valuable lesson in the over-reliance on technology.

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Apple’s new iPad already on sale in Australia

Apple’s new iPad already on sale in Australia

People in the land down under became the first to get their hands on the newest version of Apple's market share-leading tablet device. The new iPad went on sale, as scheduled, at 8:00 AM. Around 200 people were lined up at Apple's flagship store on George Street in Sydney. It's not the most significant launch line ever, but it's enough to show that people are excited.

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White Nokia Lumia 800 hits Australia in March

White Nokia Lumia 800 hits Australia in March

Nokia will launch its Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Australia come March, with the existing black, cyan and magenta variants joined by a white model. Offered on Australian carriers Optus, Telstra, Vodafone "and all major retailers" no pricing for the Lumia 800 has been announced, but the smartphone will come complete with Nokia Drive for turn-by-turn navigation and Nokia Music for subscription-free streaming audio.

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Samsung takes top position in Australian mobile market, overtakes Apple as leader

Samsung takes top position in Australian mobile market, overtakes Apple as leader

Shortly after prevailing over Apple in a legal battle over the the overturned ban on its Galaxy Tab earlier this month in Australia, Samsung has vaulted to the top of the mobile market, overtaking Apple to take the top position in the country’s mobile market, according to a press release from IDC today. The Korean electronics giant is taking some impressive steps, no, more like leaps with this move into the next calendar year. Kudos to them, now only if the Galaxy Nexus launch was handled better, instead of having tempted us with waves of rumors after rumors, just saying.

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Australian court denies Apple appeal, Samsung Galaxy Tab sales ban lifted

Australian court denies Apple appeal, Samsung Galaxy Tab sales ban lifted

Samsung, you win this battle against Apple down under. The Australian court has just officially denied the appeal filed by Apple on their propose sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab. As of now, Samsung is finally cleared to put the Galaxy Tab 10.1 back on the Australian market late next week, just in time for Australian shoppers to check off the tablet on their holiday list during the busy Christmas shopping season (and for Samsung, a naturally higher position on the sales chart, although probably not high enough to stave off Apple).

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iPhone 4 combusts spontaneously aboard Australian flight

iPhone 4 combusts spontaneously aboard Australian flight

Well, this is one of those unexpected, crazy stories about consumer electronics gone wild again. An iPhone 4 began spontaneously smoking and emitting a red glow while aboard an Australian airplane, specifically, the Regional Express flight ZL319, flying to its destination of Sydney. According to the airline Qantas, a passenger’s iPhone began “emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow” shortly after the flight landed, but at some point afterwards the glow was "extinguished successfully", and no one onboard was hurt or inujured.

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