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Apple sued over 'overheating' iPads

tech reviews Updated: Jul 29, 2010 18:19 IST

There is no end to Apple's woes. After reports of iPod Nano catching fire due to overheating, now Apple's tablet computer iPads have come under the scanner.

A group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit in the Northern California district to "redress and end this pattern of unlawful conduct," has reported.

The lawsuit accuses Apple of everything from "misleading and deceptive advertising" to various breaches of business and consumer protection law.

Apple claims that "reading on the iPad is just like reading a book." This claim, according to the lawsuit, is false because a real book can be used in the sunlight without it shutting automatically.

iPadThe iPad’s instruction booklet states that the device could stop working if it is used in temperatures above 95F (35C). The lawsuit alleges that the iPad "does not live up to reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple insofar as the iPad overheats so quickly under common weather conditions."

More than three million iPads have already been sold.