It appears that another class action suit has been brought against Apple, this time alleging the company knew about but didn’t address a fault with displays in the previous generation of 27-inch iMac desktops. Corbin Rasmussen of Idaho Falls, Idaho says in the complaint that his 27-inch iMac began to experience trouble with the display 18 months after his purchase. Specifically, half of the display went dark, which Rasmussen says impacted his use of the computer for things like watching movies or web browsing.
After examining the computer, Rasmussen claims that Apple told him a repair would run $500 because the desktop appears to be out of warranty. He believes that Apple should offer the repair for free after pointing to a 300-page-long thread on Apple’s user-to-user support forums as evidence that the problem is widespread enough to warrant special action. The complaint mentions the following regarding the matter:
Despite numerous complaints mounting in Apple's online forums and lodged with Apple Care customer service representatives, Apple has refused to publicly acknowledge the screen dimming defect and has failed to stand behind its representations and products and offer a fix for impacted consumers.
We’ll have to wait and see which side wins this battle.
Source: Scribd via GigaOm, Apple Support Communities, TechCrunch