Apple launched a refreshed MacBook Professional this week and high among the many new options is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the final model and in our tests, we agree. However iFixit found one thing else: skinny, silicone limitations that might enhance the keyboard’s reliability.
That is massive information. Customers have lengthy reported the butterfly swap keyboard present in MacBook Execs had been much less dependable than previous fashions. There are numerous studies of mud and lint and crumbs inflicting keys to stay or fail. Personally, I’ve not had any points, however many at TechCrunch have. So far Apple has but to situation a recall for the keyboard..
iFixit discovered a skinny layer of rubberized materials masking the brand new butterfly mechanism. The restore outlet additionally factors to an Apple patent for this precise expertise that’s designed to “forestall and/or alleviate contaminant ingress.”
In accordance with Apple, which held an enormous media unveiling for brand spanking new fashions, the modifications to the keyboard had been designed to deal with the loud clickity-clack and never the keyboard’s tendency to get mucked up by mud. And that is smart, too. If Apple held an occasion and stated “We mounted the keyboards” it will imply Apple was admitting one thing was mistaken with the keyboards. As an alternative Apple held an occasion and stated “We made the keyboards quieter” admitting the previous keyboards had been loud, and never defective.
We simply bought our overview unit and can report again on the keyboard’s reliability after a day or two on the seaside. As a result of science.