Apple’s 2016 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro design featured a thin flex cable linking the display. Opening and closing the MacBook Pro put stress on the cable and some users found it tore, leading to what was called a “stage light” effect with the backlighting being damaged. While Apple changed its design to remove the issue, and also launched a repair program, it was still hit by a class action suit filed in May 2020.
A judge has reduced the scope of a class action lawsuit concerning Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro display issues, but denies the company’s move to dismiss the case.
Close up of the cable at the center of the case