Overheating iPad sparks lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed in the North District of California accusing Apple of falsely advertising its popular iPad as a reading device.

Indeed, the three plaintiffs claim that the tablet quickly overheats and shuts off when placed in direct sunlight.

“Using the iPad is not ‘just like a reading book’ at all since books do not close when the reader is enjoying them in the sunlight or in other normal environmental environments,” alleges the complaint, which was obtained by AppleInsider.

“The iPad overheats so quickly under common weather conditions that it does not function for prolonged use either indoors, or in many other warm conditions, for a variety of common uses such as, but not necessarily limited to, an e-reader, e-mail tool, Web browser and/or game/entertainment unit.”

The three plaintiffs – Jacob Baltazar, Claudia Keller and John R. Browning – are also demanding damages that would “punish” the company and “deter others from engaging from similar misconduct in the future.”