Going through the back and forth with Apple currently over my late 2011 MBP.
I would like to assemble names and case numbers of all those affected in the UK.
In my personal case, I'm claiming that I'm covered under Sales of Good Act 1979 [which is one of the many EU + UK pieces of legislation that covers you ON TOP of your Apple warranty], in specific, what it says about "conforming to contract" and being "of satisfactory quality". The fact that the latest Apple recall on the 2011 iMac's with faulty AMD chips was extended for computers up to 3 years old in my eyes sets the precedent for what is deemed an "acceptable lifespan" for a computer of this value and marketed in such a way. As it's past 6 months since purchase, it's down to me as the consumer to prove that it is defective.
The hardest part is proving that the latent defect was there, but not apparent, when I bought the computer. It is becoming clear that there is a known "pattern of failures" in the 6550/6750 GPUs which indicates a class issue here, which is a different kettle of fish. I would argue that because of the history of this specific known issue with this model's predecessors that the failure of hardware is due to Apple being negligent in respect of design, manufacture and marketing.
Edited by Ian Batt - 3/27/14 at 2:12pm