US District Judge William Alsup has dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple defrauded customers by selling MacBooks with defective logic boards, reports Reuters.
The judge said the plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, couldn’t get beyond online complaints and prove that Apple made “affirmative misrepresentations”.
According to the lawsuit, Apple advertised the MacBooks as “state of the art” and as the “most advanced” notebooks on the market, but even Tim Cook was aware that these devices had a logic board issue. He allegedly did nothing to remedy the issue.
“Plaintiffs have failed to allege that Apple’s logic boards were unfit for their ordinary purposes or lacked a minimal level of quality,” Alsup wrote. “Both plaintiffs were able to adequately use their computers for approximately 18 months and two years, respectively.”