Apple sued over iPads that shut down in direct sunlight
Friday, July 30, 2010
The problem: If you try to sit in the sun to read a book on an iPad, the machine gets a bit of mechanical sunstroke and shuts itself off, the lawsuit says. It also is prone to overheating in other environments and uses, as well, according to the complaint.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified restitution and punitive damages and a judge’s order that Apple knock off making unsupported promises in future advertising. Or words to that effect.
The case was filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, and the initial plaintiffs are Jacob Baltazar, Claudia Keller and John R. Browning. No response yet from Apple, but this kind of push-back from consumers has got to be leading to some interesting board room discussion.