Apple has received yet another lawsuit including the iPad. According to three iPad users the iPad will shut itself off after remaining in direct sunlight for a long period of time, it fails to meet the promises Apple made about using the iPad as an e-book reader. The group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit in the Northern California district to "redress and end this pattern of unlawful conduct."
When the iPad's operating temperature reaches a certain level, it will force itself to shut down and display a message warning the user to let the device cool down before trying use it again. This warning is the same that iPhones and iPod touches give before shutting down when they overheat.
The lawsuit mentions that the iPad "does not live up to reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple insofar as the iPad overheats so quickly under common weather conditions." Apple lists the iPad's operating temperature as 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C), so it's not hard to see that using it out in the hot sun can quickly heat up the device over the maximum temperature
This kind of annoys me. First the iPhone Antenna and now this. The iPhone antenna problem was not a big deal but the media, blogs, websites and certain users made it like the world was going to blow up! This lawsuit is the same and maybe even worse. These people are suing apple because the iPad does something that apple direcly warns them about and also happens with many other devices. But apple is just kind enough to point out that it is overheating and do what’s best to keep your product in good condition.Blogger Labels: Leave,Apple,lawsuit,period,reader,action,Northern,California,district,temperature,message,user,consumer,expectations,Antenna,world,devices,product,users,iPad,itself