A US state judge California has certified the class action against apple for its fragile butterfly keyboard design.
A group of MacBook users in 2018 filed a class action lawsuit plet against Apple for the controversial butterfly keyboards, alleging that the new design failed when even small dust particles accumulated around the switches.
The lawsuit includes those who bought an Apple MacBook with a butterfly keyboard in seven states: California, New York, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington and Michigan, according to The Verge.
“This includes people who bought a MacBook model dating from 2015 to 2017, a MacBook Pro model from 2016 to 2019, or a MacBook Air from 2018 to 2019,” the report mentioned. who cited the lawsuit this Monday.
Apple said a consolidated suit should not cover several adjustments to the butterfly keyboard.
Plaintiffs, however, argued that all butterfly keyboards can have the same fundamental problems due to their reduced design and reduced spaces between keys. Judge Edward Davila then certified his case.
Apple has now launched the new MacBook Pro series with Magic Keyboard, which is now available across Apple’s full range of laptops, which is considered the “best typing experience ever on a Mac laptop”.
The butterfly keyboard was thinner than Apple’s previous design, which used industry standard scissor switches.
Apple in 2018 offered an expanded keyboard service program to fix issues with the “butterfly” mechanism after complaints.
The company modified the butterfly keyboard several times, but finally stopped changing the switches last year, with Magic Keyboard.