Apple hit with a class acti suit MacBook, MacBook Pro butterfly switch keyboard failures

A class acti lawsuit filed Friday in federal court is testing Apple because of a flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models starting in 2015, claiming that the company knew the flaw at the time product launch or before.

  Keyboard MacBook Pro

Presented in the Northern California District Court, the complaint is directed at multiple claims targeting MacBook models manufactured from 2015 and MacBook Pro models produced from 2016. Both laptops have the butterfly keyboard of the company. the profile switch advertised as being more respsive and robust than traditial scissor type compents.

According to the filing, "thousands" of MacBook and MacBook Pro owners have experienced some type of failure with the Apple Butterfly Keyboard, thus rendering the machine useless. Specifically, the suit claims that the design is such that small amounts of dust or debris impede the switch's normal behavior, resulting in the deregistrati of keystrokes

In extreme cases, the key fails, requiring the owners to use their keys. laptop. Bar or Apple repair facility allowed, a trip that could cost hundreds of dollars if the machine is out of warranty.

An appointed plaintiff, Zixuan Rao, bought a new 15-inch MacBook Pro in January and began to encounter problems with the "B" key from the laptop about a mth later. After trying to clean the key his own, Rao finally sought help in the Apple store in April. The representatives were unable to solve the problem and suggested a repair under Apple …

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