Apple sued for overheating iPad’sJuly 29th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems Apple might need to prepare for another bout of public backlash after three Californians sued the company.
The trio - Claudia Keller, John Browning and Jacob Balthazar sued the company because they claimed that their iPad overheats too quickly. The attorneys of the three complainants filed the suit in a federal court in Oakland on July 23.
The iPad has got a feature that automatically shuts the machine down when the temperature of the device gets too high. The iPad ideally works between the temperature ranges of 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Apple has not commented on the current suit but the trio might not be the only users who are battling with the problem. “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,” according to the lawsuit’s filing.
On April 3, Elliot Kroo who is an iPhone developer tweeted that his iPad overheated after just ten minutes of exposure in the San Diego sun. Zach Honig of PC Magazine also tweeted that his iPad failed after exposure in the New York sun. It failed in just ten minutes.
This latest setback comes just when Apple is recovering from a series of public agitation stemming from its iPhone4 antennaegate problem.
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