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US plaintiffs claim they were duped in to buying defective device

Lawsuit alleges iPad overheats in minutes

A number of people in the United States, who allege that the iPads they were sold overheat and deactivate within minutes, have brought a lawsuit against Apple.

According to Mac World, the suit accuses Apple of fraud, deceptive advertising, violations of consumer protection and unfair business practices by selling defective devices. They have also asked the presiding judge to grant the case class action status.

The lawsuit claims that the iPad shuts down suddenly in warm weather or in direct sunlight.

“The iPad does not live up to the reasonable consumer’s expectations created by Apple insofar as the iPad overheats so quickly under common weather conditions that it does not function for prolonged use outdoors, or in many other warm conditions,” reads the claim.

“Using the iPad is not ‘just like reading a book’ at all since books do not close when the reader is enjoying them in the sunlight or in other normal environmental conditions. This promise, like other portions of Apple’s marketing material for the iPad, is false.”

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