U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said the plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, failed to show that Apple made "affirmative misrepresentations," despite citing online complaints and Apple marketing statements calling the laptops "state of the art" or the "most advanced" on the market.
"Plaintiffs have failed to allege that Apple's logic boards were unfit for their ordinary purposes or lacked a minimal level of quality," Alsup wrote. "Both plaintiffs were able to adequately use their computers for approximately 18 months and two years, respectively."
The plaintiffs claim that Apple's sale of the defective MacBooks violated consumer protection laws in California and Texas. Additionally, the plaintiffs also claimed that Tim Cook was told about the defective logic boards in 2011, but did nothing.
We should not that this suite is separate from the 2011 suit against Apple for defective graphics cards in MacBooks.
The Plaintifs have until January 22 to amend their suit if they wish to try again.