Hi all,

I would never have thought of using the fridge to rapidly cool down electronics...very cleaver!

Take care,


Apple sued over iPad overheating in sunlight
by Erica Ogg, July 27, 2010 6:01 PM PDT

Apple sued over iPad overheating in sunlight | Circuit Breaker - CNET News
Most gadget owners know leaving any piece of electronic equipment in the direct sunlight isn't a great idea. Now an iPad owner, who claims their touchscreen tablet overheats and turns off when left in the sunlight, is suing Apple.

Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the complaint was filed Friday in federal court in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit is seeking class-action status, and is asking for unspecified damages because the device "overheats so quickly under common weather conditions." The suit says Apple's iPad "does not live up to the reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple.

It's not the first time we've heard the iPad overheating complaint. Not long after the first iPads went on sale in early April some new owners reported the issue.

PC Magazine editor Zach Honig said on Twitter that he took his iPad out in the sun on a warm day in New York City and ten minutes later it shut down with the message, "iPad needs to cool down before you can use it." Honig said he stuck his iPad in the fridge and the iPad was back to normal a few minutes later.

The Atlantic's blog also compiled known overheating issues, and The Next Web discovered that the iPad's operating temperature is 32 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit when running, or up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit when off.

Still, Apple's been selling iPads at a pretty fast clip. The company said it has sold 3.3 million of the touchscreen tablets between April and June.