Apple iMac and MacBook Screen Defect

DEFENDANT NAME: Apple Inc.
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CASE NUMBER: 5:18-cv-07196
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COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
PRACTICE AREA: Consumer Rights
STATUS: Active
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DATE FILED: 11/18/18
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Do you own an Apple computer? Your computer screen and logic board may be affected by a defect.

iMac and MacBook owners report consistent problems with dark smudges on their screens, slow-runnig computers and breakdowns, with no help from Apple. Fill out the form to find out your consumer rights »

AFFECTED DEVICES

  • 2013-2018  Apple iMac desktop computers and MacBook laptops

ABOUT THE DEFECT

iMac and MacBook owners have reported dark smudges and spots on the interior of the screens of their desktop computers as well as excessive slowness and break downs of their computers related to the lack of filter on Apple computers. The computer intakes air to cool its components, but with no filter, dust gets trapped inside. This affects the screen and logic board of the computer, leading to dust stuck behind the screen and gummed up motherboards, causing the computer to run slow and/or overheat. 

According to many consumer reports online and across Apple's support forum, the smudging substantially interferes with the functionality and use of the premium displays, especially for creative purposes such as photo editing, digital illustration and other activities requiring precise visual capabilities. The smudging often appears soon after purchase (but after Apple’s standard warranty period has expired).

When iMac owners raise the issue with Apple, Apple refuses to remedy the defect, forcing owners of affected iMacs to pay more than $500 to fix this screen defect, and even more if they wish to replace parts integral to the computer's speed and performance.

YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS

We believe Apple owes it to the purchasers of these premium, high-end computers to pay for the widespread defect, and we seek to represent iMac owners to recover their losses in costs to repair this defect, or for their loss of use of their computer.

Apple touted top-of-the-line display and image quality from its display desktop computers and has failed to remedy the serious design defect causing dark spots and smudging, rendering the displays unable to live up to the promises Apple made that induced consumer to pay premium prices for these computers.

TOP CONSUMER-RIGHTS FIRM

Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $260 billion in settlements for consumers in lawsuits against technology corporations, device makers and others. Hagens Berman won a suit against Apple and various publishing companies in 2016 that settled for a total $560 million on behalf of purchasers of e-books who had been forced to pay artificially high prices due to Apple and the publishing companies' price-fixing. Your claim will be handled by experts in consumer law.

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