iPad overheating at center of new Apple lawsuit

Wed, Jul 28, 2010

Legal, News

It’s only been a few weeks since we last heard of a frivilous Apple lawsuit, so why not bring in another. iPad owners Jacob Baltazar, Claudia Keller, and John R. Browning recently filed a lawsuit wherein they seek class-action status alleging that Apple’s iPad overheats and turns itself off in otherwise ordinary weather conditions.

The suit reads in part:

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.  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.

Apple’s website touts the iPad as a device that’s “just like reading a book”, so naturally, the plaintiffs in the case are suing Apple for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive advertising practices, intentional misrepresentation, breach of warranty, and unfair business practices.

What’s next, someone suing Apple over claims that the iPad is magic? Though in a society where a dumbass woman sues Google over incorrect directions, anything is possible.



1 Comments For This Post

  1. Fjord Prefect Says:

    Any lawyer that would even consider taking an idiotic case like this should be disbarred.

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