Apple has tired and failed to block a class-action lawsuit in federal court. Federal Judge Edward Davila has thrown out Apple’s attempt to dismiss the suit that accusing it of trying to hide the fragility of MacBook butterfly and failing to provide an effective fix.
The suit also alleges that Apple failed to offer full compensation for customers who paid for repairs. Part of the suit also claims that Apple violated consumer protection laws in multiple states. The lawsuit covers many Apple laptop models with butterfly keyboards starting with the 12-inch MacBook from 2015 and including MacBook Pro models made in 2016 or later.
While Apple has never admitted that the butterfly keyboard was flawed, it has launched repair programs for the keyboard and has added the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro to the program as soon as that machine launched reports Engadget.
When Apple launched the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, that machine went back to the older scissor switches. That change is seen by many as an admission of flaws in the design of the butterfly keyboard.