Apple Settles Class Action Lawsuit
Apple's legion of lawyers must've proved powerless against a class action initiated by two photographers. The company chose to settle its "millions of colors" legal dispute out of court.
March 26, 2008
The legal battle had been initiated by Fred Greaves and Dave Gatley back in May. In the filing, the two accused Apple of false advertising and misleading the customers.
Apple's ads for the MacBook Pro claimed that the computer could display "millions of colors," when in fact the color range was faked by software dithering. What's more, the company made no mention that that was being done via software emulation.
The plaintiffs' main (and, possibly, winning argument) was that Apple's little scheme interfered with their work, as color accuracy becomes the VIP when taking the photos from the digital realm to old-fashion print.
The two stated that the notebook displays were not reliable for post-production purposes even at the highest resolutions.