July 28th, 2010, 15:42 PM
Apple Sued Over Overheating iPads
A trio of Northern Californians is suing everybody's favorite technology company--that is, Apple--because their iPads reportedly overheat too quickly in the sun.
The complaint was filed in federal court in Oakland on July 23 by Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller, and John Browning. According to the filing, the iPad does not "live up to reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple."
"The iPad does not live up to the reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple insofar as the iPad overheats so quickly under common weather conditions that it does not function for prolonged use outdoors, or in many other warm conditions," the filing reads.
When the 9.7-inch touchscreen iPad is in the sun for too long, the device shuts down and leaves the user with a screen that reads "iPad needs to cool down before you can use it." According to the complaint, this sometimes happens after just minutes of being outside.
Full story: PC World