Apple settles "millions of colors" lawsuit
Apple Inc. has settled out of court a 10-month-old lawsuit over its displays.
Two California professional photographers filed a class-action suit last May, saying they were duped into buying MacBook Pro notebooks by Apple's claim that the MacBook and MacBook Pro could display millions of colors.
"The displays are only capable of displaying the illusion of millions of colors through the use of a software technique referred to as 'dithering,' " the lawsuit said.
"They made a misrepresentation," said Peter Polischuk, attorney for Greaves and Gatley, referring to Apple.
A clerk in the San Diego County Superior Court said this morning that Polischuk had called to say the suit had been settled. Polischuck said the plaintiffs didn't pursuit it further because it was difficult to find other people who were wronged because they had bought Macs solely based on the "millions of colors" claim.
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