Apple sued for Overheating iPads: eBook Reader Outrage

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It has been reported that three people are jointly filing a lawsuit against Apple, over claims that the company lied to them about promises made about the iPad’s eBook reading capabilities.

According to this report from CNN, the iPad shuts off after a certain amount of hours, when exposed in direct sunlight. The users have said that Apple hasn’t met it’s promises when they said that reading on the iPad is ‘just like a book’.

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Apple’s iPad shutdown also occurs on the iPod Touch and iPhone devices, giving users the message that the device is operating at a high temperature level and should be left alone to cool down for a while.

If Apple hadn’t have said that reading on the iPad is the same as on a real book, then we wouldn’t have an issue here. Instead, there appears to be further trouble on the way for Apple.

Do you read eBooks regularly on your iPad? If so, let us know your thoughts on this – especially if you have received the overheating message.

  • Anonymous

    Boy anything for a free dollar in the US eh? Why did they just not take their Ipads back as unfit for purpose because using them in outside the Apple documented temperature range causes them not to work. I wonder if it is Ok to also throw my ipad against a wall as I sometimes do with a book I am reading…

  • Topcat

    I have an IPad .. and this is such a non-issue… Haven't had the overheating issue, because I have the common sense not to use any computer in extreme temperature conditions..

    Next story, please!

  • Topcat

    I have an IPad .. and this is such a non-issue… Haven't had the overheating issue, because I have the common sense not to use any computer in extreme temperature conditions..

  • english teacher

    Please learn how to write in Standard English before you post an article the whole world can read. "If they hadn't said it" would have worked just fine. Second, as you can tell from what I wrote, it is NOT would of!!! It is WOULD HAVE!! Please!!!!!!!!!!!

  • scienceguy

    I read a book a week on the IPAD and never have had a problem with heating. As for the direct sunlight issues. The IPAD sucks as far as viewing in sunlight anyway and useless with sunglasses. Should have a setting so you can at least use the device to read outside.

    • Topcat

      This is pretty much going to be the case for anything that relies on it's own light source for visibility… just how it works with any backlit device…

      Bring it into the shade – that way you can use your backlit device and at the same time reduce the risk of nasty skin cancers !

  • Charles

    The iPad stinks in general. I've never really gotten a great experience with it (I would borrow it from a friend), so I purchased a Kindle, and it was a great experience. I've read all my eBooks perfectly fine, and with the Kindle, it was a great experience. All my eBooks I've purchased (from booksonboard) have worked wonderfully, and I can't say I've had anything bad happen to it.