Apple MacBook customers that had to replace their keyboards with the butterfly-style design will be eligible for a payment from Apple. According to CNBC. Apple will pay $50m to affected customers as part of a Settlement. Apple will pay $50 million to customers who were affected by the sale of MacBooks, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros between 2015 and 2019.
Multiple keyboard replacements could result in a $300-$395 rebate. One-time replacements of a keyboard could result in a $125 payment, while those who have to replace one key could be eligible for $50. Apple won’t be giving money to anyone outside the seven U.S. States of California, New York, Florida. Notable is the fact that all eligible recipients must have had their keyboards replaced at an Apple Store, authorized repair center or Apple Store.
Although keyboards were originally designed to make thin laptops more practical, they were plagued by problems. Apple apologized and offered to repair keyboards for free in 2019, admitting the problem.
It’s great to see Apple giving back money to customers, but those who were not covered by warranty could have had to pay up to $475 to repair the device. Some customers might still be without a paycheck even after they receive the payment.