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

From CNET: Apple has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class action lawsuit from customers who claimed the keyboards in the company's MacBook laptops made between 2015 and 2019 had a design defect.

The settlement, filed late Monday in a California court, contends that Apple knew about the defect in its "butterfly" keyboards and that it "fraudulently concealed" the issue from customers. Apple denied wrongdoing.

"The proposed settlement to resolve this case is not an admission of guilt or wrongdoing of any kind by Apple," the proposed settlement states. Reuters earlier reported the news. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for further comment.

The proposed agreement 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.

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