An inside Apple doc distributed to Apple Approved Service Suppliers and obtained by MacGénération and MacRumors confirms that there’s a membrane below the keyboard to “forestall particles from getting into the butterfly mechanism”. That is the primary time Apple acknowledges that the third technology butterfly keyboard tries to repair unreliability points.
“The keyboard has a membrane below the keycaps to forestall particles from getting into the butterfly mechanism. The process for the house bar substitute has additionally modified from the earlier mannequin,” the inner doc says.
When Apple launched the updated MacBook Pro, the corporate informed everyone that the keyboard had been up to date for quieter typing. However iFixit found out that the corporate really added skinny silicon limitations below every keycap.
It’s clear that Apple didn’t need to publicly state that there’s a reliability problem with its current 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Professional fashions. The corporate doesn’t need to gasoline those lawsuits.
However in the event you’ve been utilizing a MacBook Professional or a 12-inch MacBook, that the butterfly keyboard isn’t very best. Whereas some individuals love typing with it, the principle problem is that it’s not dependable. Generally, keys grow to be caught, you’ll be able to’t use a letter, or it inserts two letters each time you press that key.
Even worse, in the event you attempt to deliver it to an Apple Retailer to get it mounted, it’s an costly course of that entails changing a great chunk of the pc. Mud, sand or hair can render your pc unusable.
It’s nonetheless too early to say if the 2018 MacBook Professional is extra dependable. However Apple must replace the 12-inch MacBook straight away as a result of it’s outrageous that they nonetheless promote a laptop computer with a damaged keyboard.