Tag - Australia Competition and Consumer Commission
Apple and Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) were unable after negotiations on Monday to come to a resolution on concerns over the new iPad's 4G claims. In at least initial mediation talks, Apple declined to change the "Wi-Fi + 4G" name. The American company had agreed to offer refunds for upset customers and to provide more accurate marketing.
The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission is considering taking the same path that the US Department of Justice did in confronting Apple and publishers over e-book pricing. Regulators have been asking Australian retailers whether they thought publishers were rigging pricing in the country. There were "competition concerns" whenever a company wanted to curb the ability to put a product on sale, the agency said.