Apple sued over overheating iPads

Applued sued over iPad overheating.
Applued sued over iPad overheating.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, Inc. on behalf purchasers of iPad tablet computer, Scott Cole & Associates, the firm filing suit, announced.

The suit alleges that the iPad, launched in April of this year, shuts down from overheating under normal operating conditions, even far below Apple's advertised temperature limits, making the product virtually unusable for many of its advertised functions.

"The iPad was touted as a revolutionary invention -- a product that Apple claimed could be used inside or outside and for purposes such as playing games and reading e-books," the law firm said in a statement. "Books and board games don't close up after a few minutes of use and require you to stick them in a refrigerator to cool off."