The new iPad overheats following exposure to sunlight

Well this doesn’t bode well for using the new iPad during construction inspections (which frequently involve exposure to direct sunlight)…

Did you spend a few hours in line this weekend waiting to buy Apple’s much-heralded new tech toy, the iPad? Then you might be disappointed to learn that the $500 gadget can shut down in direct sunlight. According to some furious tech bloggers, exposure to the sun’s rays can prompt a black screen and the ominous error message, “iPad needs to cool down before you can use it.” With reports estimating as many as 700,000 iPads sold, could this glitch become a big P.R. problem?

via The Atlantic Wire