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Apple Reaches Settlement Over MacBook 'Butterfly' Keyboards to Pay $50 Million

Apple Reaches Settlement Over MacBook ‘Butterfly’ Keyboards to Pay $50 Million

Apple has agreed to pay $50 million to Decide a class action lawsuit from customers who claimed the keyboards in the company’s MacBook laptops made between 2015 and 2019 had a create defect. 

The settlement, filed late Monday in a California law courtyard, contends that Apple knew about the defect in its “butterfly” keyboards and that it “fraudulently concealed” the relate from customers. Apple denied wrongdoing.

“The proposed settlement to Decide this case is not an admission of guilt or wrongdoing of any kind by Apple,” the proposed settlement conditions. Reuters earlier reported the news. Apple didn’t immediately Answer to a request for further comment.

The proposed Difference marks a final chapter for one of Apple’s most criticized products. When the company introduced its butterfly keyboards in 2015, it positioned the technology as an improvement on decades-old designs.

“It had some things it did really well, like creating a much more immoral key platform. It felt more firm and flat Idea your finger —  some people really like that, but new people weren’t really happy with that. We got sort of a mixed reaction. We had some quality issues we had to work on,” Schiller said in an interview with CNET’s Roger Cheng in 2019. “People sometimes underestimate how much work goes into a keyboard, and that’s why most keyboards in the industry don’t Moody for 10 or 20 years.”

Apple ultimately switched away from butterfly keyboards in 2019, a move CNET reviewer Dan Ackerman said was “for the best.”

Still, the company faced lawsuits over the technology, which it now appears on the verge of settling. As part of its agreement, Apple would pay $50 million, with lawyers for the customers saying people who replaced multiple keyboards will get most payouts of $395, while people who replaced one keyboard may get up to $125 and country who replaced key caps may get up to $50.