Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over 2016 MacBook Pro Keyboard

Apple hit with class action lawsuit over the faulty keyboard design of its MacBook and MacBook Pros

The keyboards feature butterfly switches, which were released in 2015.

Apple has been taken to court by a lawsuit, claiming that the MacBook maker designed flawed keyboards since 2015. Not everyone loved this "reinvention", however, and now, Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over it.

According to the text of the lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court Northern District of California, "Despite awareness of the keyboard defect, Apple equipped future model MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops with the butterfly keyboard, and continued selling these laptops to consumers at premium prices".

In the never-ending race to make the slimmest and lightest laptops, Apple, alongside other manufacturers, has been trimming the fat on its notebooks for years. It's gone through a couple of iterations, but failure rates have skyrocketed and MacBook Pro users claim that all of them are at risk of breaking or becoming stuck due to their innate fragility. The company said that this change would improve the device, but many users have complained about defects with it.

The suit is being represented by Girard Gibbs LLP, and is inviting more MacBook and MacBook Pro owners with notebooks that use butterfly keys to join the complaint. However, the fix could take a week or more, which would leave the user without a laptop for that time. That, according to the authors of the petition, is simply not good enough, and they're demanding that Apple do something about it.

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But for some users, the keyboard isn't flawless.

After admission to the implementation and purchase of the MacBook in laptops start to get dust and dirt, then the keyboard broke down often.

If enacted, such a recall would be of an enormous scale and could cost Apple dearly.

Apple has declined repeatedly to comment on the issue, but directs sufferers to a support page that instructs users how to tilt the computer at an angle, blow canned air under the malfunctioning keys, light candles arranged in the shape of a pentagram, and recite an incantation to Gaia in hopes of fixing their machines. The MacBook Pro debuted in 2016 with the new keyboard. Apple had to replace not only an unresponsive key, but a substantial part of their MacBook for free while under warranty.

Updated on May 13: Included information regarding a law suit filed against Apple.

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