How about a MacBook Pro? Maybe Apple owes you $400

News Summary:

  • And if yours needs repair, you may be entitled to some Apple stickers. According to Macworld(opens in a new tab), a judge just approved a whopping $50 million payout to those affected, with customers potentially receiving up to $395 in damages. To qualify for the higher payout, you must replace multiple keyboards – otherwise, a payout of $125 (one-time replacement) or $50 (replaced keys only). There’s only one catch: the offending laptop must have been purchased between 2015 and 2019, in one of the following states: California, New York, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, and Michigan.

  • I’m typing these words on my MacBook Air M1’s Magic Keyboard. Has decent key travel. No sticky keys. It feels good. But my fingers still haven’t forgiven the horror – what am I saying, the pain – of the years. I’m talking about those awful MacBook Butterfly keyboards, of course. For a few years, Apple’s MacBook keyboards were prone to failure. Even a small speck of dust can render a key unusable – and instead of replacing a single key, Apple has to replace the entire top shell of the laptop. It was a ridiculous time. I should know – my 12-inch MacBook has had its case replaced on three occasions.

If the above applies to you, contact the relevant law firms for more information: Girard Sharp LLP and Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP. With the advent of the M1 and M2 chips, Apple’s MacBooks are now in a good position. Check out today’s best MacBook Pro M2 deals below if you’re looking for the best MacBook experience available here and now. A butterfly keyboard (fortunately) is not included.