Another day, another lawsuit. Apple is being sued over claims that its iPad easily overheats, then suddenly switches itself off, reports “Computerworld” (http://macosg.me/2/ln).
In a complaint filed with an Oakland, Calif. federal court last Friday, three plaintiffs accused Apple of everything from fraud and deceptive advertising to violations of California’s consumer protection and unfair business practices laws by making, marketing and selling allegedly defective tablets, the article adds. Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning claim they were duped into buying a defective device by Apple’s claim that “reading on iPad is just like reading a book.”
“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 complaint read. According to the class complaint, the iPad unexpectedly shuts down in warm weather or when it’s in direct sunlight.
The plaintiffs have asked for compensatory and punitive damages, the amounts to be decided at trial. I’ve had no problems with my iPad overheating, however. Have you?
— Dennis Sellers