Apple agreed to pay $50 million to settle a collective lawsuit from users who had been confronted with a break in the keyboard with a butterfly-type mechanism at MacBook. The company submitted the relevant documents to the San José Federal Court in California, but the decision will enter into force only after the judge's approval.
The trial covers MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops released between 2015 and 2019. The fact is that a small amount of garbage or dust hit the keyboards and made it difficult to fit the text set, as well as to perform other activities.
According to available data, Apple owners of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, who purchased laptops between 2015 and 2019 in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Washington, will be able to obtain a payment of $300 to $395 in the case of one keyboard replacement, $125 in the case of one keyboard replacement, and $50 in the case of the replacement of individual keyboards.
In the Apple Peace Agreement, Apple refused to admit the error in the keyboard design, but in 2019, she apologized to users and allowed free repair of the butterfly keyboards for four years after buying the laptop. The butterfly keyboard was replaced by the Apple laptop keyboard in 2019.