Apple iPad deserves a lawsuit?

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    I think Apple deserves a lawsuit for iPad overheating problem! Right?
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    I think so, but, you know, there are a lot of ads like Apple's.
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    It is nonsense, and anyone who expects any electronic device to handle direct sunlight is dillusional. Common sense is getting to be a rare commodity. Any electrical component has a limited tolerance for heat. To combat the inherent heat issue, numerous methods are deployed. The more you do, the higher battery drain needed, and the more bulk to deal with. Laptops never made reasonable alternatives until they were able to design heat sinks that replaced fan systems.
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    I think it's ridiculous and I'm ashamed our country is known for suing at the drop of a hat.
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    I couldn't agree more. Try taking an expensive camera or video recording device out in the sun and see what happens to it. We've lost all common sense, I'm afraid.
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    Damn we need to start a class action against ice-cream manufacturers.......
    We'll all be rich!
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    Wrong, my overheating one time due to me using it at lunch in my car in 90 degree weather (in a case).

    Now if they are contantly overheating it may be a hardware issue and in that case if they can show Apple support that it indeed happens they should be intitled to a full refund plus any interest they may have incurred on their credit cards.

    Has anyone noticed that almost all of these class action lawsuits start in California? To me it's just filing lawsuits and seeing what sticks. Payday for the lawyers but everyone gets 35 cents in damages.
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    I want compensation. Apple said the iPad would be a revolution, but I havent seen a revolution yet. No overthrow of the government is underway. We've been had!!!
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    I'm not looking for an argument, but Kindle is an electronic device and it does quite well in direct sunlight. I'm just saying ...
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    The kindle was designed to be read out in the sun. Some of there commercials even advertise this. The iPad is a much more complicated device, and is more delicate when it comes to heat. Even in the specs it mentions at operating temp of 90 something degrees. In direct sunlight you can easily top that.
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    You can read on the iPad in direct sun. Its not an unlimited capability, but I have done it. I sat out by the pool in 92-93deg in the sun for a couple of hours reading and surfing the web with the iPad in a case.

    So yes, there are limits to the marketing claims made by Apple. They werent lying when they said you can read on just like a book. Obviously a book never has a battery life. Books can withstand temps up to 400deg and still work. You can drop a book off a building and it still works. You can pound a book with a hammer. Obviously Apple wasnt claiming that the iPad is exactly the same as a book in every way. Its common sense.

    If people are unhappy with the iPad's limitations, they should be able to return them and buy a Kindle or something else that works better for them.
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    Although they're unlikely to lose this suit, Apple could have avoided this nuisance altogether had they only included an Operating Temperature range on their enclosed product information sheet like most all electronics manufacturers do.
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    And who reads the technical specifications on electronics? Our society is too much into finding what something cannot do, rather than being amazed at what it can do.
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    Anyone expecting to win a lawsuit reads them and anyone expecting to avoid a lawsuit includes them.
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    You know, what the next generation iPad needs is more stickers and license agreements to sign before you can do anything on it. Stickers warning you not to try to read a book in your oven, or not to hit your children on the head with it, or that the data service might not always be a good deal, or that you shouldn't drive and surf the web, or a disclaimer saying that the iPad will NOT fulfill ALL your hopes and dreams, do your taxes for you, or make you more attractive to member of the opposite sex.
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    If I were Apple I would accept a refund from the complaining customer. the only thing the customer needs to do is sign an agreement not to purchase another Apple product and admit stupidity.
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    I always find forums for different products interesting. I follow two different BMW motorcycle forums, two different Polaris RZR forums and now this Apple iPad forum and there's always a bunch of of people who complain about what seems to me to be such trivial complaints. I own all three of these products and am so impressed with what state of the art products these are and am so glad someone out there can design, manufacture and sell at a reasonable price such neat products. I think were getting to spoiled and need to stand back and realize how lucky we are.


    But then that's just my perspective......
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    I don't get the logic...

    buy product-->doesn't live up to expectations-->file lawsuit

    For me it's...

    buy product-->doesn't live up to my expectations-->return the product
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    Or...

    Research product first > don't buy product if not up to expectations...... Simple

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