In 2014, seven years ago, we told you that some users had joined and filed a class action lawsuit against Apple for the poor condition and performance of the GPUs in the MacBook Pro 2011. There was a glitch in their GPU that caused those affected to a graphical glitch from time to time in their machine. Some users changed the graph by paying the expenses and that is what they claimed so many years ago. Now justice has responded, at least in Canada.
Apple came to change some of these computers to several of those affected, but little by little more users came out with the same problem. The situation became unsustainable and many users had already paid the expenses that caused the change of the graph. Because it is emotional they decided to join and file a class action lawsuit in order for the company to pay the expenses.
Now in Quebec they can get a refund for repairs after the lawsuit. Almost seven years later, the Canadian court has finally approved a settlement. It will result in Apple having to reimburse affected consumers. As reported by PCMag, the agreement was confirmed this week by the Superior Court of the province of Quebec. It states that anyone who has purchased a 2011 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU and lives in Quebec is eligible for a refund for any related repairs paid out of warranty.
The lawsuit argued that customers were forced to pay up to $ 600 for the repair. The agreement defines that the owners of MacBook Pro 2011 affected they can get 175 Canadian dollars (about 120 euros), for any problems they had, plus full reimbursements for other repair costs.
The agreement can be accessed through this website that will be updated in the next few days with more details.