Earlier this month, on October 9, in a report by the Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we got a preview of the tentative release schedule and the lineup that Apple potentially has in store for next year. In his report, the analyst claimed that the firm might update its MacBook lineup somewhere around the second or third quarter of 2020. He also claimed that Apple might finally be doing away with its infamous butterfly switch mechanism in its MacBooks. But that isn't anything nothing new. Indeed, the California giant has been rumored to be exploring alternatives for it in the scissor-switch mechanism keyboard.
Now, it seems there's more reason to suspect that Apple might be definitively transitioning its MacBook lineup to the scissor-switch mechanism. In a research note today for TF International Securities, Kuo has claimed that Wistron—a Taiwanese manufacturer—will be the primary supplier of the parts for the scissor-switch keyboards next year.
Since the latest from Kuo says that Wistron will be the leading supplier for 2020, it is unclear whether this presents a delay for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, whose release was anticipated for some time at the end of this year around the $3,000 price point. There were also some rumors that Apple might announce the 16-inch MacBook Pro this morning in a press release, just like it quietly dropped the AirPods Pro a couple of days back, but that did not happen.
While we are certainly getting more news for Apple's 2020 lineup as we near the end of this year, nothing is set in stone for now. Whether the California giant fixes the chink in the armor of its MacBooks, will only be confirmed once the devices are actually released. For those, we shall invariably be on the lookout for.