Apple Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Faulty MacBook Keyboards

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The class action is being spearheaded by the law firm Girard Gibbs which notes on its website that it's now investigating complaints that the keyboard on Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro design is defective. The lawsuit alleges that the butterfly-switch keyboards used in these models are prone to fail, resulting in non responsive keys, rendering one of the most essential functions of the computers all but useless.

Girard Gibbs also does not clearly state you have to have experienced keyboard issues to join the lawsuit. Users have reported issues such as stuck keys, general reliability concerns, keys randomly double registering, and more.

Apple's butterfly keyboard and MacBook are produced and assembled in such a way that when minimal amounts of dust or debris accumulate under or around a key, keystrokes fail to register.

Because typing is the primary goal of laptops, over time, consumers have become more and more frustrated with the keyboard defect. The petition has almost 24,000 online signatures, and its goal is 25,000.

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The backlash and criticism surrounding the keyboard design on Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro continues to pick up steam. At the end of the day, most of the things that you need to do on an iPad will work on the standard model.

Beginning with its 2016 and 2017 flagship Macbook Pro laptops, Apple debuted a new "butterfly" keyswitch design in its now-thinner laptops.

Meanwhile, a petition calling on Apple to replace the MacBook Pro's keyboard design with a more reliable alternative now boasts more than 23,000 signatures.

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