The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Sued Over MacBook Displays

Apple Sued Over MacBook Displays

by , 2:30 PM EDT, May 18th, 2007

Apple, Inc. is facing another class-action suit. This one has to do with the displays on Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The claim is that the displays are substandard and create the illusion of millions of colors via dithering, according to DailyTech.

Even though Apple claimed that the glossy screens on its MacBooks were capable of more vibrant color, many customers apparently suffered graininess and sparkling effects common to dithering techniques, according to the lawsuit.

The complaint said, in part, "Many such dissatisfied purchasers were chastised by Apple agents and employees for being too picky about their assessments of the quality of the display. Other dissatisfied purchasers were told that they were imagining the complained about defects."

The complaint also claimed that some Apple customers who complained on Apple's forums had their complaints removed.

"The displays are only capable of displaying the illusion of millions of colors through the use of a software technique referred to as 'dithering'," the lawsuit claimed.

Recent Headlines - Updated July 2nd

Thu,5:00 PM
Apple Earns a Black Eye for Apple Music
4:01 PM
Apple Music: Three Quick Tips!
3:04 PM
Apple’s New Design Bosses Report to Tim Cook, not Jony Ive
2:01 PM
3 Great iPhone Cables for Travel
1:39 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with iCloud Music Library’s Problems
10:58 AM
iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library: A Disaster for Your Music Collection
8:59 AM
How To Add Nickname, Photo to Apple Music Profile
Wed,9:40 PM
ACM 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer
5:15 PM
OS X: How to Create Custom Radio Stations in iTunes 12.2
4:00 PM
Apple TV vs. Roku 3: May the Best Little Streaming Box Win
3:47 PM
$20 Off a Casetify Apple Watch Strap
1:44 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-01: Apple Music Day 1, Loving the MacBook
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!