In a research note to a firm, the renowned Apple Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has hinted at the primary part-supplier for the scissor-switch mechanism keyboards for the 2020 MacBook lineup from Apple.
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Apparently, Apple knows how much everyone hates its butterfly keyboards, so with this year's 16-inch MacBook Pro, it will finally be using a new scissor mechanism. Future MacBooks will also use it.
After years of backlash from its users due to the high failure rates of the butterfly switches in its latest MacBooks, Apple is reportedly ready to move on to scissor switches in future devices.
Apple's new MacBook Pro has been scrutinized over the past week, with emphasis on the protective membrane surrounding its problematic butterfly mechanism. Now, the membrane has been put to the test.
An internal document has been leaked, revealing that Apple did indeed use a protective membrane under its new MacBook Pro keyboard to prevent dust from entering the problematic butterfly mechanism.
Apple has stated that the keyboard on the new MacBook Pro lineup won't fix sticky key issues. Yet, a teardown has revealed that the new keyboard might include a measure of protection to prevent it.
Apple recently announced MacBook Pros are already arriving to those who ordered them, and no time is being wasted testing out the improved keyboard which is advertised as being quieter.