Another class action lawsuit againstApple is caused by issues with MacBook Pro screens experienced by owners of devices manufactured in 2016-2017. Affected computer owners claim that the company knew in advance about the design flaws that led to backlight problems. The lawsuit is filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
The problem was named "flexgate" andappears as dark spots on the bottom of the damaged MacBook Pro display. Some users reported that opening the MacBook Pro display to a certain angle renders the screen completely non-functional.
Independent resource iFixit has determined that the effect"Flexgate" is caused by premature wear of the overly short flex cable that connects the display to the controller located on the motherboard under the MacBook Pro touchpad. In the process of cyclic opening-closing of the laptop, these cables quickly wore out.
Claimants said Apple was aware of the problemswith a screen thanks to user comments on the official website of the company. However, these comments were later removed. MacBook Pro devices, meanwhile, showed the problem after the end of the warranty period, which did not allow free repairs. At the same time, it costs consumers $ 850 to replace the loop.
It is noteworthy that the MacBook Pros manufactured in 2018 came to the market with an already extended cable.