A California judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Apple for the damaged butterfly keyboard design included in the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models manufactured between 2015 and 2019. The case alleges that Apple knowingly sold the vulnerable keyboards despite numerous repair requests for broken, unresponsive keyboards – and while you can’t join the series just yet, here’s something you can do right now. to build the case against the company.
According to the MacBook Pro Keyboard Litigation websitethe class action lawsuit covers “any person in California, New York, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington or Michigan who purchased an Apple MacBook from one of the 2015-2017 model years other than for resale, Apple MacBook Pro from one of the model years 2016-2019 (excluding the 16 [inch] MacBook Pro released in November 2019), or an Apple MacBook Air from one of the 2018-2019 model years. ”
The legal team is seeking country-wide certification, which would extend the class action to all US customers who purchased any of the MacBook models listed in the lawsuit. This is good news for MacBook or MacBook Pro owners who have struggled with faulty Butterfly keyboards, but it is important to note that this decision simply means the lawsuit can move forward. The judge has not decided in any way, and there are no settlements or solutions yet.
That said, if you are having trouble with the butterfly keyboard, you can send your feedback via a survey on the websiteThe survey is open to all US customers who have purchased a MacBook or MacBook Pro, even if you are not specifically covered by the class action lawsuit. You can complete one form if you have purchased multiple MacBooks or MacBook Pros and you do not need to provide proof of purchase (although the questionnaire will ask if you have one).
Please note that completing the survey does not mean that you are part of the class action lawsuit or represented by Girard Sharp’s attorneys, nor does it pre-qualify you for any compensation based on the outcome of the lawsuit. However, filling out the form can help bolster the case against Apple and its malfunctioning butterfly keyboard and extend the class action to more customers.