We're not expecting a share of Apple's MacBook butterfly keyboard payout

MacBook Pro keyboard
(Image credit: Apple)

The saga of Apple's terrible butterfly keyboards has taken what will be an exciting turn for some with the news that the tech giant has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit. Cupertino's finest will pay out $50 million to customers afflicted by its eccentric keyboard technology. But don't get your hopes up for a payout just yet.

As we reported at the time, the MacBook butterfly keyboards were notorious for infuriating users and turning what are some of the best laptops for graphic design into thoroughly unreliable machines. The keyboards took their name from their key switches, which utilised a wing-like hinge instead of the usual scissor switch found in other slimline keyboards.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.