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Lawsuit claims some iMacs, MacBooks lack dust filters that cause screen issues

Another day, another lawsuit. A new class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California accuses Apple of selling select iMac and MacBook models without needed dust filters with the result being screen defects.

It’s filed by the law firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, which has sued the tech giant on multiple occasions. The suit claims that some iMac and MacBook owners have reported dark smudges and spots on the interior of the screens of their computers, as well as excessive slowness and break downs of their computers related to the lack of a dust filter.

The computer intakes air to cool its components, but with no filter, dust allegedly gets trapped inside. This affects the screen and logic board of the computer, leading to dust stuck behind the screen and gummed up motherboards, causing the computer to run slow and/or overheat, the lawsuit states. 

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro claim that when iMac owners raise the issue with Apple, the company refuses to remedy the defect, forcing owners of affected iMacs to pay more than $500 to fix this screen defect, and even more if they wish to replace parts integral to the computer’s speed and performance.

“We believe Apple owes it to the purchasers of these premium, high-end computers to pay for the widespread defect, and we seek to represent iMac owners to recover their losses in costs to repair this defect, or for their loss of use of their computer,” the law firm adds.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.