Over the last two years Patently Apple has covered two (one, two) class action lawsuits against Apple regarding Faulty MacBook Pro Logic Boards. The feedback that we've received over the years from disgruntled Apple fans about this problem has been disturbing. How could there be so many faulty MacBook's out there without Apple addressing this issue satisfactorily? Today, a new report from AppleInsider confirms that Apple continues to ignore this issue.
Today, AppleInsider posted a report titled "Apple ignores calls to fix 2011 MacBook Pro failures as problem grows." The report states that "Apple's internal repair network have informed AppleInsider that the company has no immediate plans to initiate a replacement program for early-2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models suffering from systematic crashes and graphics failures seemingly related to the laptops' discrete AMD-built GPUs."
The report later adds that "Affected MacBook Pro owners have taken to Apple's Support Communities forum, with one of the longer threads racking up well over one million views and 7,611 replies since February 2013.
Others have signed a Change.org petition asking Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi to fix or replace MacBook Pro units subject to the 'manufacturing defect.' With 7,920 supporters, the petition needs another 2,080 signatures to reach its goal."
Will Apple ever come forward to explain their position on this matter? That's highly unlikely while litigation is still ongoing. Hopefully, however, we'll get answers one day as to why Apple was and still is so dead set against resolving this issue once and for all.
It's very uncharacteristic for Apple, and it flies in the face of how Apple has professionally dealt with any problems that I've had with their products over the years. Why is this situation so unique? Only time will tell. Though for now, the anger is growing, loudly.