'Misleading' iPhone Ad Banned

British regulators say claim that device can access 'all parts of the internet' is untrue
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 4:42 PM CDT
British advertising authorities have banned an iPhone ad they called "misleading" for stating that users could access all internet content with the device.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – British advertising regulators have banned a commercial claiming iPhones have “access to all the parts of the internet,” citing technological limitations that prevent users from seeing some websites, CNET News reports. iPhones don’t have Flash or Java, and while Apple simply intended to contrast the product with its more restricted mobile-device competitors, authorities say it gave a “misleading impression.”