MacBook users to benefit from free repairs for butterfly keyboards

Apple has recently announced that they will repair the butterfly keyboard on a selection of MacBooks and MacBook Pros free of charge.

Girard Gibbs sued the giant tech company Apple after noticing that the butterfly keyboards on select MacBooks and MacBook Pros were not working properly. According to Gibbs lawsuit, the giant company knew that they were selling products with defective keyboards and did nothing about it.

The thing is that the cost of such a repair would go as high as $700. However, after the pressure of this lawsuit hit the company, it appears they decided to do something about this issue.

Thus, Apple is giving all MacBook owners (devices that date back to early 2015) and all MacBook Pro owners (devices that date back to 2016) the chance to get this keyboard issue fixed free of charge. The company initiated a new service program specifically designed for devices that experience one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Letters or characters that don’t appear after hitting a key
  • Letters or characters that repeat for no reason
  • One or more keys that feel “sticky” or don’t respond in a consistent manner

The great news is that people who have already paid for having their butterfly keyboards on their MacBook devices repaired will receive a refund.

The laptop models that qualify for this repair service are the following:

  • MacBook retina 12-inch, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch with Two and Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, both 2016 and 2017
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2016 and 2017

Take your laptop to the closest Apple Store in order to benefit from free repairs.