Jul 20, 2022

Apple settles US butterfly-keyboard legal action for $50m

By Tom GerkenTechnology Team.Apple has agreed to pay $50m to settle a legal action by claimants in the US, over its MacBook keyboards. Customers in seven states claimed the technology giant had sold the "Butterfly" keyboards, on MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, from 2015 to 2019, knowing they had unresponsive and sticky keys that could be damaged by dust or debris. On a typical keyboard, keys are attached using two pieces of plastic that cross each other and close like a pair of scissors when pressed. It launched a repair and replacement programme, in 2018, that covered the keyboards for four years following their purchase. Apple phased out the butterfly keyboard altogether in 2020 - its keyboards now use standard scissor switches.

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