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Apple, Australia talks fail on changing new iPad's 4G name

04/16, 12:00pm

Apple declines to change iPad name so far

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.

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Australia may join in targeting Apple, e-book publishers

04/12, 8:05am

ACCC asking for concerns over e-book fairness

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.

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