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Apple has been sued in U.S. District Court in Northern California over claims that the iPad overheats and fails to operate properly in warm conditions. Bloomberg reports that the suit, filed in Oakland, CA, claims that the iPad “does not live up to the reasonable consumer’s expectations created by Apple” due to the fact that it “overheats so quickly under common weather conditions.” Notably, it claims that the iPad “turns off, sometimes after just a few minutes of use,” when used in direct sunlight. The suit seeks unspecified damages as well as class action status.

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1

Stupid lawyers trying to profit on Apple’s exellant product name.  I live in Phoenix and have had the product since the start and have never had an overheating issue.

The manual states the operating temperature range.  I do know people who upgraded to the 3G from the wifi, who simply did a restore from their wifi model and had some shutdown issues.  However, upon reinstalling the proper OS the issue went away.  Stupid Lawyers!

Posted by Joseph on July 27, 2010 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

2

I am sick to death of these people suing (and trying to get class action status) without attempting to get the issue resolved by dealing directly with Apple. I have a few thoughts.

1.Did this individual attempt to contact Apple or an Apple store about this issue?

2. The more of these things I see, the more I think these are nonsense suits just trying to diss the product.

3. Or lastly the lawyers involved with pursuing these suits are nothing more than “Ambulance Chasers”.

Posted by Just Some Human on July 27, 2010 at 12:44 PM (PDT)

3

Yup, I’m with you folks.
Another BS lawsuit.
My iPad is one of literally dozens of portable Apple devices - from iPad to iPod to iPhones.  All of them sans the iPad get warm when used.
To me, it’s amazing, and the battery lasts forever.  Even when charging, it stays cool to the touch.
These dirtbag lawyers should all be tossed off of a short California pier.

Posted by sb on July 27, 2010 at 1:03 PM (PDT)

4

The Dumb people that don’t have any idea about direct sunlight is well over the spec on Apple Ipad if you go to the site the
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

I’m sure direct sunlight is well over the operating temperature !!! Get a life people!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by d on July 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM (PDT)

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