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Apple agrees to pay $50M to settle 'butterfly' keyboard lawsuit

Jul. 19, 2022 11:54 AM ETApple Inc. (AAPL)By: Chris Ciaccia, SA News Editor15 Comments

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  • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has agreed to pay $50M to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the tech giant of knowing and concealing that the "butterfly" keyboards on its MacBooks were likely to fail, Reuters

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Lawyers making bank. Consumers, not so much.
I am on my 2nd MAC with keyboard issues. The second one was built after Apple supposedly fixed the problem
@marksolomon1117 I have had 3 desktop macs since 2008 and never recall hearing about keyboard issues. Did the issue not impact the desk top macs?
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Great American Company, eh? LOL
You bet they knew and concealed it. I experienced it and I witnessed their deceit in my own case and in others
do I have to have replaced the key caps or keyboard in order to qualify for the pay out?
No mention of how much; what percentage the lawyers get….
I've had my macbook pro's Z key held into the keyboard with packing tape for years now. Keyboard and a lot else about the 2018 macbook pros make them such an awful computer.
@Logan3355 my words skip letters. So Apple is App le. Two MACs in a row with the same issue?
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So out of that $50M - how much did the lawyers get?
@Oil Can $50 if they replaced key caps; $125 if they replaced one keyboard; and $395 if they replaced multiple keyboards

@Oil Can The customers’ law firms, Girard Sharp LLP and Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP, may seek up to $15 million for legal fees, which would be deducted from the $50 million settlement fund, court papers show.
@Oil Can most of it
Concealing the fact that the keyboards on its computers were likely to fail is a new low for Apple.
@jcat90 Did they really though…..or just wanted to end the case?
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