Apple Fails To Stop Class Action Lawsuit Over MacBook Butterfly Keyboards

Apple Fails To Stop Class Action Lawsuit Over MacBook Butterfly Keyboards

Mark Wilson quotes BetaNews: Apple has failed in an attempt to block a class action lawsuit being brought against it by a customer who claimed the company concealed the problematic nature of the butterfly keyboard design used in MacBooks.

The proposed lawsuit not only alleges that Apple concealed the fact that MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air keyboards were prone to failure, but also that design defects left customers out of pocket because of Apple’s failure to provide an effective fix.

Engadget argues that Apple “might face an uphill battle in court.

“While the company has never said the butterfly keyboard design was inherently flawed, it instituted repair programs for that keyboard design and even added the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro to the program the moment it became available. Also, the 16-inch MacBook Pro conspicuously reverted to scissor switches in what many see as a tacit acknowledgment that the earlier technology was too fragile.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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