ASA in UK rules against iPad 4G
Here in the UK Apple had launched their new iPad as being "Wifi + 4G" when the 4G iPad will never be able to connect to any future 4G networks.
Tonight, the Guardian paper is reporting that the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against Apple's branding and marketing of a 4G iPad in the UK.
It's about time that Apple were brought down a peg or two.
ASA forces Apple to withdraw claims new iPad has '4G capability' | Technology | guardian.co.uk
- 05-03-2012, 12:27 AM #2
I fully agree that Apple needs to be held accountable. However I think this is even more important for another reason. Showing that even Apple will be held accountable, when it has been sliding through very similar instances along with other companies is VERY IMPORTANT. This sends the message that people are starting to realize the truth and that EVERY COMPANY has obligations to stay true to their word.
I have been getting a lot of flak since this whole incident started and I believe that it is partly my fault because I have been using ONLY this case as an example. I dont want to single Apple out, but the fact is that THEY are the ones that are CURRENTLY in the news and so I used that example. I believe, and I think that we should all believe, that we as consumers have THE RIGHT to be treated fairly... and having companies blatantly lie to us without consequence needs to stop. This is step one.
- 05-03-2012, 03:30 PM #4
- 05-03-2012, 03:31 PM #5
so because people knew that they lied it shouldnt be talked about...
hmmm, interesting logic.
- 05-05-2012, 03:30 PM #7
- 05-05-2012, 05:17 PM #8
I don't know why people don't care. I don't care because I knew this was going to happen. I am also from the US, so this case doesn't mean much to me. If it was advertised as a 4G iPad in the US but the US didn't have 4G, then it might bother me. Otherwise, it is a 4G iPad, just not 4G in their markets. Apple will be paying the price. All will be well in the world.
It seems that even the mighty Apple can be made to bow down.
I checked the UK Apple store and the 3rd gen iPad branding has been changed from "Wi-Fi + 4G" to "Wi-Fi + Cellular" within the past few days.
Apple can easily afford the best brains, so how did they get themselves into this position in the first place?
Last edited by YorkieRay; 05-13-2012 at 06:04 PM.
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05-15-2012, 08:27 AM #10
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It doesn't bother me partly because I had done my research way before I bought my iPad and realised 4G wouldn't be possible...therefore I went with WiFi. To be honest I would have went with WiFi regardless...
But I DO see the value news like this brings to the consumer. And your right companies should be accountable for misleading the consumer.Storm2 you tarnished my view of BlackBerry. However BB10
maydidn't change my mind...
- 05-15-2012, 03:39 PM #11
Again, this doesnt happen with JUST Apple... this is a MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM!
(why he didnt return it after he realized he got duped is a different story)
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05-16-2012, 02:42 AM #12
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- 05-16-2012, 03:14 PM #13