Apple’s $50 million butterfly keyboard settlement is finally approved

Picture of a MacBook with butterfly keyboard.
People who owned MacBooks with butterfly keyboards will now get paid. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

The $50 million settlement over Apple’s bad butterfly keyboard design got final approval by a federal court judge in California, Reuters reported yesterday.

US District Court Judge Edward Davila denied an attempt to amend the agreement, writing in his ruling that 86,000 people filed claims. That finally puts a figure on the number of people affected who will get compensation for repairs they’d paid for. Or at least the number who heard about the lawsuit and followed it to the settlement agreement that was reached last July.

The original suit came about because Apple laptops from 2015 to 2019 had a new keyboard design that just didn’t hold up under normal use; crumbs and dirt, or even just accumulated dust, could cause keys to fail or…

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By: Wes Davis
Title: Apple’s $50 million butterfly keyboard settlement is finally approved
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Published Date: Sat, 27 May 2023 23:25:31 +0000

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