Apple is reportedly ditching the problematic butterfly keyboard switches on its MacBooks
Out with the new, in with the old?
An all-new scissor switch is coming
If you’ve been holding off from updating your aging MacBook because you hate the low-profile butterfly switches, maybe next year will be time to upgrade. At least, if you own a MacBook Air, as that’s the model Kuo says will get the revamped scissor switches first. That’ll follow with the MacBook Pro in 2020.
- The new scissor switches reportedly have glass fiber in them as reinforcement
- Four generations of butterfly switches in as many years all had issues ranging from stuck keys to repeated keystrokes to the clacky noise of typing
- The last time Apple used scissor switches in every MacBook was before 2015
It’s funny, I made an off-hand remark about Apple ‘fixing’ the butterfly switches by switching the design back to the old one. Guess it was right on the money, which is pretty on-brand for 2019 so far, with truth being a changeable thing and real-life doing its best to out-satire the satirists.
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