In a setback to Apple’s Cupertino Giants, a U.S. federal judge ruled the company knowingly sells Macbooks with defective screens to consumers, media reported.
The judgment came in a class action lawsuit over the MacBook Pro’s “stage light” flaw, in which the backlight takes on the appearance of stage lighting at the bottom of the screen before completely dropping out. outage, 9to5Mac reported Thursday.
The controversial Apple MacBook Pro redesign was introduced in 2016.
“The court finds that the allegations of pre-release testing, coupled with the allegations of substantial customer complaints, are sufficient to show that Apple had sole knowledge of the alleged defect,” said US District Judge Edward Davila.
It has been called a “stage light” problem because of how damage to the cable would produce dark spots on the screen.
Apple then created a “ display backlight service program ” to address the 13-inch model issue, but plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleged that the company “continued to sell 15-inch models that it knew were subject to this fault, without warning. consumers “.
In the lawsuit, Apple was also accused of removing official posts from the Apple support community complaining about the issue.
This is the second case concerning MacBooks.
Another judge from California, United States, also certified the class action lawsuit against Apple for its fragile butterfly keyboard design.
A group of MacBook users in 2018 filed a class action lawsuit against Apple over the controversial butterfly keyboards, alleging that the new design failed when even tiny dust particles collected around the switches.
Apple’s latest MacBook Pro series comes with a Magic Keyboard, which is now available in Apple’s line of laptops. Magic Keyboard is considered the best “ best typing experience ever on a Mac laptop ”.
(With contributions from IANS)