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Class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU issues extended to Canada

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Following a petition with thousands of signatures related to GPU complaints and a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States, another class-action lawsuit has been filed north of the border against Apple Canada over the same GPU issues affecting some 15-inch and 17-inch 2011 MacBook Pro models equipped with an AMD graphics chip.

The virtually identical class-action lawsuit was filed in Canada by Montreal-based legal firm Lex Group Attorneys and argues that certain 2011 MacBook Pros suffer from a design and manufacturing defect that causes graphical issues such as severe screen distortion, pixilation, graphical artifacts, and ghosting, often rendering the notebooks unusable.

According to official court documents, the defect stems from lead-free solder used to connect the AMD GPU to the logic board of the affected MacBook Pros. The lawsuit argues that customers were forced to pay up to $600 in out-of-warranty replacement costs, and that Apple ignored and failed to reimburse owners faced with these out of pocket expenses.

2011 MacBook Pro

Apple did offer a free video card replacement in the United States for some mid-2011 iMacs exhibiting similar symptoms, though the cards in the MacBook Pro are different, and recalls as a whole are rare. The most recent was in August, when Apple offered free battery replacements for some iPhone 5 models that were deemed to have defective batteries.

Apple has still not provided comment on either of these lawsuits, and given that it generally remains tight lipped on matters such as these, it might not ever provide any official word regarding the cases. If the class-action lawsuits are won, affected customers across Canada and in select parts of the United States could be entitled to a settlement.


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9to5Toys Last Call: 15″ Retina MacBook Pro $300 off, Logitech K480 Keyboard $40, Free App of the Week, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

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Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (newest version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,699 (Reg. $1,999)

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Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad/iPhone stand: $40 shipped (20% off)

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iTunes Free App of the Week: Space Qube ($2.99 value)

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Walmart readies the best iPhone 6/Plus discounts since Black Friday

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Giveaway: iDevices iGrill Mini Bluetooth Grilling Thermometer for iOS/Android ($40 value)

More new deals:

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More deals still alive:

Holiday Gift Guides:

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New products/ongoing promos:

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MacMall’s Black Friday sale features savings of up to 86% on the largest selection of Macs, iPads, more

From 9to5Toys.com:
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MacMall is a shopping mecca for Apple fans looking to save some money. With the biggest shopping day of the year coming up, there’s no doubt many of you have been waiting to get a peek at MacMall’s Black Friday plans. Well, we’ve finally got our hands on them and we can’t wait to share them with you.

MacMall offers deals on by far the largest selection of Apple products we’ve seen from any retailer this holiday season. Stores like Best Buy only stock standard configuration Macs, but MacMall carries high-end and custom configuration models. Also, keep in mind that MacMall only charges tax at the time of purchase for buyers in nine states (CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, and WI).

That being said, here are some of the deals that MacMall is planning to kick off tomorrow, Wednesday 26th at 12:01 PM PST:


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MacMall’s Black Friday sale features savings of up to 86% on the largest selection of Macs, iPads, more

From 9to5Toys.com:
macmall-black-friday-2014-apple-deals

MacMall is a shopping mecca for Apple fans looking to save some money. With the biggest shopping day of the year coming up, there’s no doubt many of you have been waiting to get a peek at MacMall’s Black Friday plans. Well, we’ve finally got our hands on them and we can’t wait to share them with you.

MacMall offers deals on by far the largest selection of Apple products we’ve seen from any retailer this holiday season. Stores like Best Buy only stock standard configuration Macs, but MacMall carries high-end and custom configuration models. Also, keep in mind that MacMall only charges tax at the time of purchase for buyers in nine states (CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, and WI).

That being said, here are some of the deals that MacMall is planning to kick off tomorrow, Wednesday 26th at 12:01 PM PST:


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9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 $489 with $100 gift card, iPhone 6 discounts, Retina MacBook Pro (2013) $1149, LifeProof iPhone 6 first look, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

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16 GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi model): $489 + get a $100 gift card (orig. $499)

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iPhone deals at Walmart:

  • Get a $75 Walmart gift card when you buy a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6 (16 GB) priced at $179 on contract (orig. $199)
  • iPhone 5s (16 GB) priced at $79 (orig. $99)

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Apple 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2013) 2.4GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,149 shipped (orig. $1,399)

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First look: LifeProof starts taking orders for its waterproof iPhone 6 frē case

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Amazon offers $40 off Kindles, Fire TV and more w/ Prime membership purchases

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Twelve South makes the best iPhone 6/iPad dock even better by simplifying its setup and adding a gold color option

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Small States – TM1985: former Ralph Lauren designer goes American made w/ elegant backpacks, $407 giveaway + 25% discount

Other new deals:

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More deals still alive:

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Black Friday:

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We’re updating our email newsletter with Black Friday/holiday shopping ideas and savings

Top leaks:

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New products/ongoing promos:

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9to5Toys Last Call: Retina MacBook Pro (2013) $200 off, Air-Fi wireless over-ears $40, 4-port charger $10, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

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Apple Deals:

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MEElectronics Air-Fi AF52 wireless over-ear headphones $40 shipped (orig. $120), more

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USB Charging: 4-port wall charger $10, Lumsing 4000mAh powerbank $18, Poweradd charger w/flashlight $19, much more

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Small States – DODOcase uses old world craftsmanship to protect your modern devices, giveaways & 20% off promo code

Other new deals:

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More deals still alive: