iPad Lawsuit

Apple faces a lawsuit over an allegation that its iPad easily overheats and turns off.

“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,” according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Oakland last week.

It seems to me if your iPad does not work, Apple should get you a new one. But that really should not be a federal case since no one I know that has an iPad has this problem.

I like that lawyers can file lawsuits to protect consumers from bad products even when the damage to the individual consumer is low and merely economic because it discourages companies that are willing to allow bad products on the market. What I don’t like is that most of the cases that I read about seem ridiculous.