Apple faces class acti lawsuit against "defective" keyboards in latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models

Apple has been hit with a class acti lawsuit against "faulty" keyboards in the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models.


The lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Northern California, alleges that the low profile butterfly keypads of the 2015 and later MacBook models and the 2016 and later MacBook Pro models are "pre to failure ". nreactive keys "and other issues, according to court documents obtained by MacRumors.

The lawsuit was brought by the Girard Gibbs LLP law firm behalf of MacBook Pro owners, Zixuan Rao and Kyle Barbaro, residents of San Diego, California, and Melrose, Massachusetts, respectively.

The proposed class:

All perss in the United States who purchased, other than for resale, a 2015 model year or later Apple MacBook, or a MacBook Pro model laptop 2016 or later, equipped of a "butterfly"

The complaint notes that the keys may no lger react when small amounts of dust or debris accumulate under or around them:

The Apple's butterfly keyboard and MacBook are manufactured and assembled to accumulate under or around a key, keystrokes fail to register. […] Due to the defect, csumers who bought a MacBook face a cstant threat of unreactive keys and a keyboard failure that accompanies it. When e or more of the keys the keyboard fail, the MacBook can no lger serve its main functi: typing.

The lawsuit alleges that "thousands of csumers have experienced this defect", and points out …

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