‘Do The Right Thing’

Apple has a problem with the 2011 MacBook Pro and won’t fix it. Now they’re getting sued by customers.

Apple’s MacBook Pro laptop family has long stood at the very head of the premium portable computing market, offering great performance coupled with a powerful and attractive operating system to those willing to pay. Models sold in 2011, however, are claimed to have a flaw: a lead-free solder used to attach the graphics processor to the logic board, which becomes brittle due to the frequent rapid heating and cooling cycles typical of such devices. Over time, this is claimed to result in throttling of the graphics processor, graphical corruption and eventually complete failure of the laptop itself.

Sometimes it costs money to do the right thing, but sometimes the cost of not doing the right thing is much higher.