MacBook keyboard lawsuit wants Apple to acknowledge bad design

Maricris Jose
		
            		      12:09 PM

Now it looks like the keyboard debacle has been taken one step further because according to AppleInsider, a class action lawsuit has been filed in which it claims that Apple knew about the defects in their keyboards but still chose to ship them out anyway. According to the complaint, people who bought the MacBook or MacBook Pro that came equipped with the butterfly keyboard have been facing a constant threat of non-responsive keys as well as keyboard failure.

The case has two plaintiffs, each with MacBook Pros (one specifies a 15-inch with Touch Bar), that allegedly have issues, and would have had to pay to get them replaced. Rao sought help from the Apple store in April.

A little more than three years ago, Apple just announced a new MacBook with a "butterfly" keyboard that was 40 percent thinner than its predecessor, and ostensibly four times more stable than the previous "scissor" mechanism that MacBooks employed. The lawsuit asks for both damages and refunds for anyone who has paid to replace their MacBook's keyboard.

The lawsuit says that Apple knew of the problem before launch.

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The keyboard design that's at the canter of this controversy debuted in the 2015 MacBook, and was later used in the 2016 MacBook Pro. It represents 2015 or later MacBook and 2016 or later MacBook Pro owners, and claims they are "defective" and prone to collecting dust and debris around the key mechanisms. Apple repaired the issued, but the space bar failed again. The mechanism was announced as a key feature of the 12-inch MacBook in 2015, as a way to shrink the thickness of the keyboard and thus allow for a skinnier notebook. "Apple's representations regarding the MacBook's keyboard were false". Plaintiffs assert breach of express warranty, breach of covenant of good faith, breach of the implied warranty, violation of the Magnuson-Moss and Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Acts, violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, violation of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and fraudulent concealment.

Data collected by AppleInsider from Apple Genius Bars and authorized third-party fix shops suggests the keyboard failure rate has more or less doubled since the new design appeared.

Apple's fabled butterfly keyboard has caused issues that's been bugging customers since its inception. In terms of replacement, the demand includes the reimbursement for buying a replacement laptop.

That petition - which cites among others, John Gruber, the highly regarded writer and UI designer who has called the keyboard "one of the biggest design screwups in Apple history" - continues to attain steam, fueled possibly by news of the lawsuit.

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