uk: Apple misled iPhone users over internet capability

The iPhone, the latest must-have gadget from Apple, fails to give users complete access to the internet, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rules today.It said the combined phone, music player and computer is flawed because of the absence of two common website programmes, Flash and Java. As a result, the authority said Apple’s claim that the iPhone gave access to “all parts of the internet” misled customers about its power as a web browser.
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/apple-misled-iphone-users-over-internet-capability-909658.htmliPhone: Watchdog rules against Apple advert on net access
An advertisement for Apple’s iPhone handset has been shelved after Britain’s advertising watchdog ruled that it misled buyers.The Advertising Standards Authority said that a TV promotion had falsely suggested that iPhone users would have unfettered access to the entire internet over their mobile.”You never know which part of the internet you’ll need,” said the advert’s voiceover. “Which is why all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/27/iphone.advertisingTo read the ASA Adjudication, see www.asa.org.uk/asa/adjudications/Public/TF_ADJ_44891.htm.

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