MacBook Buyers Say Apple Sells Faulty 'Butterfly' Keyboards

By Dave Simpson (May 14, 2018, 7:20 PM EDT) -- MacBook Pro buyers hit Apple Inc. with a putative class action in California federal court on Friday, alleging that the tech giant knew the so-called "butterfly" keyboards on its laptops were prone to failure but continued to release them anyway.

The butterfly keyboard, which was unveiled on Apple laptops in 2015, replaced the "scissor-switch" keyboards in an attempt to make MacBooks slimmer and more efficient, according to the complaint. But the design often fails, leading to sticky or unresponsive keys that cost $400 to $700 to repair, the suit said.

"Apple's butterfly keyboard and MacBook are produced and assembled in such...

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