Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM
"Court documents reveal that a federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit, Gregg Keizer of Computerworld reports. The suit was filed in July of last year and alleged that Apple had failed to warn users that the iPad could overheat when used in direct sunlight and had falsely advertised that the tablet device functioned like a book."
The basis for the claim is that "using an iPad is not 'just like reading a book' at all since books do not close when the reader is enjoying them in sunlight or in other normal environmental environments." Frivolous is what I read just based on the complaint so I'm glad Judge Jeremy Fogel dismissed it saying the "allegations are insufficient." However it does sound like the judge may think there is some merit based on that statement, or perhaps he was just being nice. The plaintiffs have 30 days to file an amended complaint listing the specific commercial or advertisement on which they based their purchasing decision.