took some flak a few months ago for shipping 18-bit LCD panels in the MacBook
and MacBook Pro
-- a hue and cry that reached its inevitable conclusion with a class-action lawsuit
over the "sparkly" and "grainy" quality of the screens. Well, it looks like Cupertino isn't too fazed by the uproar, because it appears that the new 20-inch iMac is shipping with a similar 18-bit panel -- and, not surprisingly, prompting the same type of complaints. We're not sure how widespread the issues are, but we're starting our lawsuit clock...now.