San Jose, CA: Apple is facing a defective products class action lawsuit over allegations that iMacs sold with 27 inch screens have faulty displays. Filed by Corbin Rasmussen, the lawsuit contends that half of Rasmussen’s iMac display failed after only 18 months. The lawsuit further claims that Apple wanted $500 to fix the problem.
Rasmussen alleges this is not an isolated incident, that the problem with the iMac screen is widespread, and that Apple refuses to address the problem. Rasmussen alleges Apple misled consumers by selling them iMacs with displays that failed prematurely.
The lawsuit states that hundreds of consumers who purchased 27-inch iMac had half the display fail just months after their warranties expired. It also alleges that when Apple updated the iMac line in 2011 it failed to make any changes to the display or video card in order to prevent the issue from affecting future iMac buyers.
Rasmussen alleges Apple's marketing led him to believe the iMac was "designed for a long productive life," and that 18 months of usability he experienced fails to live up to that claim.
The class action seeks to represent Rasmussen and all those similarly situated who purchased 27-inch iMac in the US before December 2012. The suit targets iMacs that used LG's LED backlit display.