Apple Sued By Users For Overheating Of iPads

July 29th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

ipad July 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Apple, the technology giant faces trouble once again. It is now being sued by the users who complain of overheating of the iPad too easily.

Most of the iPad users have found that the sophisticated tablet computer does not function well outdoors at all. In fact, it gets overheated even when it subjected to something as basic as the sunlight. The heat then proceeds to shut it down making it impossible for its users to continue working.

Three of Appleā€™s customers have lodged a complaint in Oakland, California. The accusers, Claudia Keller, John Browning and Jacob Balthazar have stated that the company had misled its clients by incorrect and deceptive advertisements. The complaint also cites a breach in various business as well as consumer protection act.

Apple had earlier claimed that using an iPad will be like reading a book. The complainants state that no book is known to shut when it read in the sunlight.

The legal representatives associated with this particular lawsuit are now looking towards a class action. This will give them the authority to act on behalf of all iPad users who have been affected by the problem.

A report published in the Computerworld says that the iPad being affected in bright sunlight is nothing new as the problem had been visible even on the 3rd of April when the product had been launched globally. A number of users had complained even then.

Zach Honig, the editor of PC magazine is said to have put his iPad in the refrigerator when it became overheated due to the hot weather.

The instruction booklet given with every device however warns of the gadget shutting down when used at a temperature higher than 95F or 35C. The number of iPads sold worldwide has already exceeded the three million mark.

Apple has maintained silence so far by not commenting on the legal action taken against them.

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