Apple to stop using butterfly keyboards
6 months, 3 weeks ago by kyle | 6 facts | 1 comments | 22 votes

  • Apple is offering free repairs to customers with defective and broken butterfly keyboards. -
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forcasts that the new 2019 MacBook air will use a traditional scissor-based instead of a butterfly mechanism. -
  • Apple ditching the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015. -
  • People have reported issues such as non-functional keys, strange high-pitched sounds on some keys, and keys with a non-uniform feel on the butterfly keyboards. -
  • Jony Ive recently left Apple to start his own design firm. -
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john - 6 months, 3 weeks ago
This is great news. I know a lot of people hated the new keyboards (especially some MacBook Pro users). I do wonder how much this announcement has to do with Jony Ive leaving recently. It's quite the coincidence.

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