Apple Quietly Launched A New Macbook Pro That Fixed The Butterfly Keyboard Problems
Indira Datta - Jun 12, 2019, 3:08 pm IST
The update, which is coming to the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch model with Touch Bar, was available at Apple retail stores late May.
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You've probably heard complaints from MacBook Pro users about the butterfly keyboard mechanism. Apple is releasing new updates for both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with a new keyboard.
The update, which is coming to the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch model with Touch Bar, will be available for orders starting May 21 and at Apple retail stores the same week.
After enormous negative feedbacks from users, Apple used new materials for its butterfly keyboard mechanism. The company thinks this change will significantly reduce the problems users encounter.
Some customers who use Apple's new keyboard on MacBook have said that sometimes it entered two key taps although they only pressed one. Besides, there are also many other complaints including dead keys. Apple says the new MacBook Pro keyboard will improve those issues.
The keyboard complaints of the new MacBook Pro appeared in 2015. The concern of people for those issues has been increasing lately. Last year, the MacBook manufacturer faced class-action lawsuit over the butterfly keyboard mechanism last year. On Change.org, there was a petition calling for changes to the MacBook. And on YouTube, there was a mocking song about Apple's butterfly keyboard.
If you own a laptop with Apple's butterfly keyboard, don't worry. The company is expanding the Keyboard Service Program for those using butterfly keyboards, including MacBook Pro and MacBook 12 inch, MacBook Air. Apple said that the repair process was also improved to reduce the time to repair faulty keyboards.
Apple is bringing significant improvements to its laptop products. Typically, the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with Intel's 9th-generation processor and an 8-core configuration. This is the first time this company has equipped this configuration for its laptop product. According to the company, the eight-core model gives twice as much performance as the quad-core model and is 40% faster than only six cores.
Meanwhile, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is equipped with Intel's 8th generation processor along with quad-core configuration that delivers higher turbo speeds and faster processing capabilities.
We still do not know whether the upcoming new Apple keyboard improvements will fix all the problems. According to iFixit's discovery, the third-generation of the butterfly keyboard is coated in a silicon membrane in order to prevent dust and crumb from getting stuck. This keyboard mechanism was equipped for the MacBook Pro released by Apple in July last year. However, this improvement did not help customers stop having problems with their laptop, according to The Wall Street Journal reported in March. The world's leading laptop manufacturer had to apologize for this.