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Apple will not discontinue the MacBook ‘butterfly’ keyboard ‘ class in action

FILE PHOTO: the Apple logo can be seen as two of the MacBooks are next to each other in an office in Vienna, Austria, on January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

(Ap) – A federal judge on Monday denied Apple Inc’s (AAPL.(O) bid to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit by customers who said, you know, and it’s hidden, how the “butterfly” keyboard on the MacBook laptop computers that are prone to failure.

U. s. District court Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California said Apple must face claims that its program is for troubleshooting, not as a “solution” MacBook, the design of the defect or compensate the customers for their out-of-pocket costs incurred while searching for the repair.

Customers have claimed that their MacBook and MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptop computer keyboards, suffer from sticky keys, unresponsive keys, and the keys do not have to keep a record of when a small quantity of the dust or dirt collected under or in the vicinity of the keys.

She also said that the company’s service programme, it was not enough as the Cupertino, Calif. – based company, it is often provided with a replacement keyboard that had the same problems.

The lawsuit relates to the company, the model year of 2015 or later, the MacBook laptops, and the model year of 2016 or later, the MacBook and MacBook pro laptops. They are seeking a variety of damages for the breach of the member states ‘ legislation on the protection of consumers.

Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Benjamin Johns, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said he was pleased with the decision and looked forward to the continuation of the business.

Last month, Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro with a larger screen and a new “Magic” keyboard to use the “scissor” mechanism is more likely to be found in the industry. With the opening of the butterfly mechanism is similar to a butterfly’s wings.

Mac sales, including several MacBook models, and is responsible for about 10% of the company’s $260.2 billion u.s. dollars in net sales in the fiscal year that ended in September. 28.

The case is In re: to the MacBook Keyboard, Litigation, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, No. 18-02813.

Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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