The iOS 5 beta causes some first-generation iPads to overheat, it has been claimed.
PC Pro reports that a reader was told by a member of staff at the Apple Store in London’s Regent Street that it was a known issue after he took his first-generation iPad there to report overheating problems he had encountered immediately after installing the iOS 5 beta.
According to the report, the Wi-Fi chip on the affected iPad stopped working and the screen temperature reached 65 degrees celcius. The owner was initially refused any compensation but staff at the store ultimately offered him a replacement as well as an App Store voucher.
Apple declined to comment on the story.
A second beta version of iOS 5 was launched this week and it is expected that the full version will launch alongside the next-generation iPhone in September.
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