Did Apple settle US butterfly keyboards legal action for $50 m?

A federal court in California has finally approved a $50 million settlement between Apple and a group of MacBook owners who sued the company over its faulty butterfly keyboards. The settlement, which was reached in July 2020, will cover MacBooks with butterfly keyboards that were sold between 2015 and 2019.

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Under the terms of the settlement, eligible MacBook owners will receive payments ranging from $50 to $395. The amount of each payment will be based on the number of times the owner had their keyboard replaced.

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The butterfly keyboard was first introduced by Apple in 2015. The design was intended to make MacBooks thinner and lighter, but it also made them more susceptible to dust and debris. As a result, many MacBook owners experienced problems with their keyboards, including keys that stuck, failed to register, or made a rattling noise.

Apple eventually acknowledged the problems with the butterfly keyboard and began offering free repairs to affected MacBook owners. However, the company continued to face legal challenges from MacBook owners who claimed that Apple had known about the problems and failed to warn them.

The settlement, which was approved by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, resolves all of the legal claims against Apple related to the butterfly keyboard. The company has agreed to pay $50 million into a settlement fund, which will be distributed to eligible MacBook owners.

Apple has not admitted any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. However, the company has said that it is “pleased” to have reached a resolution that will “benefit our customers.

The approval of the settlement is a significant victory for MacBook owners who have been affected by the butterfly keyboard problems. The settlement will provide them with financial compensation for the inconvenience and frustration they have experienced. It will also send a message to Apple that it cannot ignore the problems that its products cause.

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