new-imacsApple has recently been hit with a class-action lawsuit in which a man from Idaho claims that Apple had long knew about problems with the 27” iMac display, but did nothing to correct it, resulting in him purchasing the device only to have it fail on him 18 months later. When he took it in for repair, he found that it would cost him a whopping $500 and while it is not under warranty, presumably what incensed the man was how he found that there was a 300-page thread on the AppleCare support problems detailing the issue, but nothing has been done about it yet.

The man is seeking $5 million in damages in which hopefully it will be able to cover all iMac users between 2009 to 2012 who might have been affected by the problem and had to fork out money to repair it, despite Apple’s knowledge of the matter. According to the complaint, “Despite numerous complaints … Apple has refused to publicly acknowledged the screen-dimming effect […] and [it] has failed to stand behind its representations and products and offer a fix for impacted consumers.” For those unfamiliar with the problem, it seems that there is a chance an iMac display from 2009 to 2012 might fail in the sense that half of the display would go dim for no reason apart from possible hardware failure. Apple has yet to respond to the lawsuit.

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