According to a new report from Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is soon going to replace the technology underlying the keyboards present in its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers. Kuo is frequently correct in his predictions as he gets the information from within Apple’s supply chain. After collecting the information, he then tries to provide an early indication of the upcoming hardware changes.
In his recent report, Kuo stated that the new keyboard designs coming in brand new MacBook Air models set to come out later this year, and new MacBook Pro models won’t be available until 2020, will drop the so-called butterfly mechanism design that is used in current-generation versions of both MacBooks. The new versions are going to make use of the scissor switch-based keyboards. This version was used by the company before they introduced the butterfly mechanism in 2015. Apple’s current standalone Magic keyboard also uses scissors switches.
The butterfly switch-based keyboards that are used by Apple has received quite a lot of criticism from the users, who reported dropped keystrokes and repeated keystrokes. Other than that there are also many problems that need to be looked into. These can often be solved with the help of compressed air to blow away any debris under the keyboard. But then are times when it needs an actual replacement keyboard component from Apple itself.
MacBook Pro which is Apple’s recent model introduced earlier this year features a redesigned butterfly keyboard. It is known to employ new materials which can help mitigate these issues. not just that, but it has also introduced a free keyboard replacement program for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro which extends to all the MacBook models that come with butterfly-based keyboards. If these reports are correct then the company is finally trying to come with a more permanent hardware fix that can solve the existing problems. MacBook keyboards definitely needed a keyboard fix after all the complaints received against it.
Kuo accuracy about his predictions cannot be doubted as he is different from others.