Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A man who bought three of Apple’s 2013 line of Mac Pro computers sued the company Thursday, alleging that repeated malfunctions occurred in the devices.

Douglas Kaplan filed the proposed class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging breach of warranty and violations of the unfair competition law. He’s seeking unspecified damages as well as an injunction preventing Apple from selling and distributing the Mac Pro computers with the alleged defects.

An Apple representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The graphics processing units and the random-access memory functions on the 2013 Mac Pros are both defective, causing the computers — which cost between $5,000 and $10,000 — to “malfunction, freeze, crash” and ultimately become unusable, the suit alleges.

“These defects are especially troublesome for creative professionals who rely on the stability of these computers for their livelihood,” the suit states.

Repeated screen malfunctions, processing defects and system failures occurred in Kaplan’s three Mac Pros this year and in 2015, the suit states.

–City News Service

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