What you need to know
- Apple is being used over its M1 MacBook range.
- A new class-action lawsuit states the lineup is defective, and prone to cracking without warning.
- The suit also states Apple has misled customers using deceptive marketing.
Specifically, the suit alleges these MacBooks, which are some of the best Macbooks Apple sells, come with an "inherent defect that compromises the display screen." It says this leads to black or gray bars and dead spots on the display and cracking. Notably, these cracks often supposedly occur whilst the laptops are closed, and that they are only noticed once the display is reopened. Others say the screens crack when they adjust the viewing angle.
The suit further alleges Apple has "concealed, failed to disclose, or otherwise engaged in deceptive marketing with respect to this defect."
The suit seeks a declaration from Apple that its screens are defective, and a court order holding Apple financially responsible for notifying all Class Members about the defect. Furthermore, it wants Apple to stop "further deceptive distribution and sales practices with respect to the Class Laptops, and to permanently repair the Class Laptops so that they no longer possess the Screen Defect." It also seeks financial compensation and legal expenses.
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