|Mar 15, 2013, 09:21 AM||#1|
Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Screen Ghosting on Retina MacBook Pros
Law360 reports (via 9to5Mac) that a Retina MacBook Pro owner has launched a would-be class action lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the widely reported ghosting issues are the result of defective LG screens and that Apple has been "tricking" customers into buying these by not distinguishing them from models sold with Samsung screens.
Ghost images of previous content have been widely demonstrated on some Retina MacBook Pros, as in the above video. A support thread on apple.com on the issue currently runs to over 7000 posts across almost 500 pages. Apple uses displays manufactured by both Samsung and LG in its Retina laptops, and it has been strongly indicated that the issue affects mostly machines with LG screens. Apple has so far made no statement on the issue beyond a support document in which it describes "image persistence" as a characteristic of IPS displays and gives some advice on minimizing the effects.
The lawsuit has been filed in a Federal court in California by Retina MacBook Pro owner Beau Hodges, who says that Apple should have disclosed the issue and allowed customers to choose between machines with LG and Samsung screens.
Article Link: Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Screen Ghosting on Retina MacBook Pros
|Mar 15, 2013, 09:26 AM||#10|
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|Mar 15, 2013, 09:27 AM||#14|
A lawsuit I finally agree with!
I don't have a rMBP, but if I were to buy one and end up with an LG display, I'd exchange it. But then I might end up with another LG display. It's clearly a defect, and isn't acceptable on a machine where the selling point is the display.
Unfortunately Apple supply chain demand means Apple has to use the crappy LG display.
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|Mar 15, 2013, 09:28 AM||#16|
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|Mar 15, 2013, 09:31 AM||#23|
How do I know what screen my 2012 retina MacBook is using.
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|Mar 15, 2013, 09:31 AM||#24|
Legally, Apple should indicate externally what brand panel is used so customer's are informed. Its morally wrong to hide this information on the basis they are all identical - picture says a thousand words. Apple should only use Samsung for displays as they are better and don't have the yellow tinge that all LG panels seem to have. Im surprised Apple still buy from LG, considering this issue, and the same issue on the iMac's. Only Samsung should be used, and anyone that has an LG display should get it swapped for a Samsung model instantly - no questions asked.
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|Mar 15, 2013, 09:31 AM||#25|
Wouldn't be surprised if Samsung is behind this. Would be a business strategy that is quite typical for them. Tax evasion, bribery and price fixing - why not a proxy lawsuit to smear two competitors in one go.
Nice article describing what happens to you if you speak up against Samsung in South Korea.
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