updated 06:30 pm EST, Wed January 3, 2007
PowerBook owners cry out
Numerous PowerBook owners are crying out to Apple amidst rampant display issues that are reportedly plaguing their recently-purchased 17-inch notebooks. Many of the affected models, which develop one pixel-wide vertical lines of various primary colors on the screen, begin displaying symptoms about 1-1.5 years after the owners made their purchases. Many customers decided not to purchase Apple's extended AppleCare warranty, expecting that the top-end notebooks would last longer than one and a half years before exhibiting serious issues. Disgruntled PowerBook owners are flocking to Apple's own support forums for answers, and a website has already launched to document each case in one centralized location. Currently-affected owners describe the notebooks as having shipped from the W8 factory based in Shanghai around April of 2005.