A federal judge has ruled that Apple can be assumed to have been aware that it was selling faulty display cables in the 2016 redesign of its MacBook Pro laptops. The finding is a step forward for consumers suffering from “flexgate,” the nickname for the notoriously easy-to-break display cables in certain MacBooks.
9to5Mac reports that federal judge Edward Davila has decided to let a lawsuit referred to as “flexgate” go forward, ruling that Apple can be assumed to have been aware that it was selling extremely fragile display cable with its redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro laptops that often caused issues with the laptop screens.
Judge Davila wrote: “The court finds that the allegations of pre-release testing in combination with the allegations of substantial customer complaints are sufficient to show that Apple had exclusive knowledge of the alleged defect.”
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