Apple settles ‘millions of colors’ lawsuit

“Apple Inc. has settled out of court a 10-month-old lawsuit over its displays. Terms were not disclosed, and Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment,” Eric Gwinn reports for The Chicago Tribune.

“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,” Gwinn reports. “‘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,” Gwinn reports. “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 [sic] 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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  1. I purchased my Amiga 500 because it displayed 4096 colors when other computers had green and black. However, I later found that that was only in HAM mode, which was a limited use screen mode. Can I sue Commodore, Escom, Gateway, Amiga Inc and Hyperian?

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