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US judge ruled that Apple deliberately sold Macs with defective display



A federal judge in the US has ruled that Apple knowingly sold Macbooks with defective displays to consumers, the media reported.

The judgment came in a class-action lawsuit over the MacBook Pro “stage light” fault, in which the backlight takes on the appearance of stage lighting at the bottom of the screen before failing completely, 9to5Mac reported on Thursday.

Apple introduced its controversial MacBook Pro redesign in 2016.

“The court finds that the allegations of pre-release testing in combination with the allegations of substantial customer complaints are sufficient to show that Apple had exclusive knowledge of the alleged defect,” said US District Judge Edward Davila.

It was called “stage light” issue because of how the cable damage would produce dark spots on the screen.

Apple had created a `Display Backlight Service Programme` to address the issue in the 13-inch model but the plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleged that the company “continued to sell 15-inch models that it knew were prone to this fault, without warning consumers”.

The lawsuit also accused Apple of deleting official Apple support community posts complaining about the issue.

This is the second case pertaining to MacBooks.

Another judge in the US state of California has also certified the class-action suit against Apple for its fragile butterfly keyboard design.

A group of MacBook users in 2018 filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple for the controversial butterfly keyboards, alleging that the new design failed when even tiny particles of dust accumulated around the switches.

Apple has now launched new MacBook Pro series with Magic Keyboard, which is now available across Apple`s laptop lineup, touted as the “the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.”


Petrol, diesel prices hiked again, rates touch new high: View rates of your city



After a day’s pause, fuel prices were again hiked on Thursday, pushing rates to fresh all time record highs, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

On Thursday, in Delhi, petrol and diesel prices were increased by 26 paise and 7 paise, respectively. With the latest revision in the prices, petrol is now retailing at Rs  97.76 per litre and diesel is selling at Rs 88.30 in the national capital. Likewise, there’s no stopping petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai, which are retailing at Rs 103.89 and Rs 95.79 per litre, respectively.

Here is looking at the price difference of diesel and petrol in four metro cities on June 24, 2021.

Delhi 97.50 88.23
Mumbai 103.63 95.72
Chennai 98.65 92.83
Kolkata 97.38 91.08

Check petrol, diesel prices in your city, here is how to do it

In India, petrol and diesel prices are revised daily in the morning at 6 AM. Anyone can easily check the rate of petrol and diesel by sending an SMS to 9224992249. All you need to is type RSP Petrol Pump Dealer Code and send it to 9224992249. You can find the RSP code of your locality by visiting the official site of the petrol pump near you.

But why are fuel prices constantly on the rise?

Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. Rajasthan levies the highest value-added tax (VAT) on petrol in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The excise tax levied by the Central and state government one of the reasons behind fuel price hike.

Fuel rates in the international market determine the rates of oil prices in India. When global fuel prices go up, OMCs hike prices in the country.

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