Oakland, Calif. – A class action lawsuit has been filed
against Apple (NASD: AAPL) over charges its iPad can overheat and malfunction in direct
sunlight, Bloomberg reported. Filed on July 23 in federal court in Oakland, Calif.,
the lawsuit alleges that in direct sunlight the iPad "turns off, sometimes
after just a few minutes of use.
The suit further claims that the iPad, which
sold 3.27 million units last quarter, "does not live up to the reasonable
consumer’s expectations create by Apple," as it "overheats so quickly
under common weather conditions."
Various media outlets have documented
reports of users who have received error messages on their iPads that read,
"iPad needs to cool down before you can use it."