According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to eliminate its scandalous keyboard butterfly design on MacBooks from 2015 to the present. The 9to5Mac news site also emphasized that Apple is expected to switch to a new scissor switch design, with the use of fiberglass to enhance its keys.
According to Mr. Kuo's report, the first laptop equipped with a new keyboard will be the new MacBook Air released this year, followed by the new MacBook Pro launched in 2020.
Even though constantly refining the design for its butterfly keyboard after every new MacBook generation, Apple still has many difficulties in solving all the problems of this type of keyboard, when the keys can be activated. irregular motion or stop operation even if only one or two particles of dust fall below.
Earlier this year, the company had to apologize for problems related to the stability of the keyboard, when they admitted that "a few" users had problems with the keyboard. Moreover, after launching the third generation of this keyboard design, the company also launched an extended repair program for the first generation of this type of keyboard.
However, what is surprising is that in his report, Mr. Kuo said the stability issues of the butterfly-wing keyboard are not the reason Apple replaced it. Instead, he said, this design is simply too expensive for the company to produce, due to low productivity. The new design of the switch is supposed to be cheaper, even though it won't be as cheap as other laptop keyboards.
Unfortunately, the report says the new keyboard will not appear on the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro released in September this year. Moreover, it also does not appear on the upgraded version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, is also about to launch according to rumors.
Refer to The Verge