A apple He was sentenced by United States justice to reimburse MacBook owners who filed the complaint. “butterfly” keyboard failure in notebooks of the brand. The decision was announced Thursday (25) by San Jose, California District Judge Edward Davila.

According to the judge, Apple will have to pay a total of US$50 million, equivalent to R$250 million in today’s quotation., as compensation to affected customers seeking justice. For Davila, this is a “fair, adequate and reasonable” agreement.

More than 86,000 people have filed a class action lawsuit against the Cupertino giant in California court, seeking compensation for the defect in their laptops. Each will take between $50 and $395 — from BRL 250 to BRL 1,979 — as compensation for repairs, as the case may be.

In the process, Apple accused of not providing enough help to fix MacBook butterfly keyboards. Users who could not have their devices repaired for any reason were not included in this agreement, while a group claiming compensation exceeding $125 per person was rejected.

affected models

First released in 2015, Apple’s butterfly keyboard design has been hailed as an innovative mechanism. But over time it turned out to be problematic as it allowed dust to build up, preventing typing.

The flaw was soon challenged in court by laptop buyers, causing Apple to stop using the design in 2019. The models most affected by the issue are MacBook (units manufactured between 2015 and 2017), MacBook Pro (2016 to 2019), and MacBook Air. (2018 and 2019).

Source: Tec Mundo

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