A class action lawsuit against Apple for the so-called MacBook Pro stage light issue has been dismissed, the court ruling that Apple had no legal obligation to disclose the design flaw. An earlier court upheld part of the claim against Apple, while dismissing a second element … The MacBook Pro stage light issue Some owners of MacBook Pro models made in 2016-2018 reported a two-part problem with the displays, which occur after some period of use. The first symptom is uneven backlighting at the bottom of the screen, reminiscent of stage lighting – hence the stage light nickname. Later, some reported that the backlighting failed altogether. iFixit found that the problem was due to a design change Apple made with Touch Bar models of the MacBook Pro. The problem, says the company, is caused by Apple using much thinner ribbon cables instead of the thicker wires used in previous generation MacBook Pro models. The current generation of MacBook Pro laptops uses flexible ribbon cables to connect the display to a display controller board beneath the Touch Bar. These cables wrap over the board, where they're secured by a pair of spring-loaded covers—and they're subjected to the stress of bending with… Read full this story
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