Many reports have recently detailed one significant 2011 MacBook Pro issue that’s affecting thousands of buyers, an issue that Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge. Now, the company will now have to defend itself in a new class action complaint. Law firm Whitfield Bryson and Mason on Tuesday confirmed it has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in California on behalf of customers who have experienced consistent graphics card-related issues on their 2011 MacBook Pro laptops.

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“Our firm recently filed a class-action lawsuit in a California federal court against Apple, Inc. on behalf of residents in the States of California and Florida who purchased 2011 MacBook Pro Laptops with AMD GPUs who experienced graphical distortions and system failures,” the law firm wrote on its blog.

The graphics card issue affects 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models launched in 2011, as thousands of buyers have complained about it on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, and on YouTube, in addition to Apple’s own support forums where a thread on the matter has already surpassed 9,300 responses and over 1.7 million views. A Change.org petition that reached almost 22,000 signatures is also asking Apple to take action.

More details about this particular MacBook Pro problem — the #MBP2011 issue — are available at this link, while Whitfield Bryson and Mason’s complaint against Apple, and a survey for 2011 MacBook Pro owners, can be found at the source links below.

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