Apple seeks to redefine 3G as '4G' in Australia

Apple has responded to attempts to make it change the name of its '4G' iPad in Australia, by saying 3G networks there could technically be classed as 4G

Apple is seeking to redefine Australia's 3G networks as '4G', according to a new filing in the Federal Court.

Not satisfied with getting corrective advertising and making Apple offer refunds to customers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is trying to push Apple to change the name of the cellular version of the iPad from the 'iPad Wi-Fi + 4G' in Australia, according to a report in The Australian on Thursday.

However, in Apple's latest defence filing, according to the report, the iPad maker states that it believes the 3G networks run by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone "are 4G networks in accordance with accepted industry and regulatory use of the descriptor '4G'".

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Apple seeks to redefine 3G as 4G on ZDNet Australia.

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