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A Class Action Lawsuit Over Butterfly Keyboard Issues Now Allows Mac Book Owners to Claim a Payout

A class action lawsuit relating to the Butterfly Keyboard in MacBook models released between 2015 and 2019 was originally filed in 2022 in federal court in San Jose, California. Owners of the affected MacBook models are now being contacted to receive their reimbursement after the lawsuit was settled in November after a court authorised Apple’s proposal to do so.

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These customers were informed through email that Apple had consented to contribute $50 million to a Settlement Fund. The remaining funds will be divided among the class action case participants after attorneys’ fees, service awards, and other costs have been taken into account. The reward, however, differs for each class group.

For instance, $50 will be given to MacBook users who had their keycaps changed. Users who have had to order a keyboard replacement more than once can earn up to $395, and those who have had the entire keyboard replaced will be compensated $125. It’s crucial to remember that in order to qualify for the reimbursement, the Mac had to be brought to Apple or an authorised service provider.

The complaint only applies to MacBooks bought in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, or Washington, according to another detail. If you own an eligible MacBook, you must submit an application via the KeyboardSettlement.com website by March 6, 2023 to be eligible for the compensation.

By February 10, 2023, you must opt out of the class action lawsuit if you wish to. Additionally, you won’t be compensated if you accomplish nothing.

The Butterfly Keyboard Disaster

MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard

The Butterfly Keyboard was first released alongside the 2015 MacBook as a way to further reduce the thickness of the device. However, after it was available for purchase, a lot of consumers became dissatisfied because of the Butterfly Keyboard’s numerous flaws, including keys that would occasionally repeat themselves or cease functioning altogether.

Apple added the Butterfly Keyboard to all of its MacBook models, including the MacBook Pro and later the MacBook Air, despite all of these issues. Finally, in 2018, Apple unveiled a repair scheme that let owners of afflicted MacBooks to, if necessary, replace the keyboard for free.

Before Apple finally added the traditional keyboard, now known as the Magic Keyboard, to the MacBook, it took nearly five years. According to a number of class action lawsuits that were brought in several US states, Apple knew from internal testing that the keyboard design was flawed but still released the products. Apple attempted to have the claims dismissed but failed.

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