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Apple sued for Overheating iPads: eBook Reader Outrage

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’.

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Charles
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.

scienceguy
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.

english teacher
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!!!!!!!!!!!

Topcat
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..

Topcat
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!

Anonymous
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…

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