A few months ago I wrote an article about uneven iMac displays. Apparently, some buyers, represented by Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, were disturbed enough with the bad display quality of the aluminum iMacs that they choose to file a class action lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit names inflated claims, concealed inferiorities of the new 20-inch iMac as main reasons.
See here for the official press release from KBK.
Personally, I’d love to be part of this lawsuit because the 20″ display in our iMac really sucks big time and it’s the reason why this iMac is the worst Apple product we’ve ever owned.
Test your aluminum iMac if it has a good or bad display
Added 2008-4-1: Apple being sued over iMac display quality!
“Dazzling displays: Your photos, movies, and games will come to life in rich, vivid color thanks to the new glossy widescreen display on every iMac. …delivering greater performance for everything from enhancing photos to playing games and more.”
This is how Apple describes the displays in the new aluminum iMac. But there seems to be a vast difference between the marketing promises and reality. Users affected by bad iMac displays report their experiences as follows (these are just a few excerpts out of dozens of statements in Apple’s own discussion forum):
“I’m a PC-to-Mac switcher and purchased a 24” imac about a month ago and returned it for a full-refund due to the obvious gradient.”