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Apple rumored to introduce new keyboard design for the MacBook later this year

By Cookie Monster - on 5 Jul 2019, 12:00am

Apple rumored to introduce new keyboard design for the MacBook later this year

The butterfly mechanism keyboard.

The butterfly mechanism keyboard design, which was introduced four years ago, is said to be replaced by a new scissor switch design. 

In his latest report, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will roll out the new keyboard design based on scissor switches starting with the MacBook Air 2019. The MacBook Pro will adopt the scissor switch keyboard design in 2020.

The new scissor switch keyboard design is said to have glass fibre to reinforce the keys, which will lead to better durability and longer key travel. While it will cost more than an average laptop keyboard, the scissor switch keyboard is likely to be cheaper than the butterfly mechanism keyboard. 

Apple recently updated the butterfly mechanism keyboard on the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The company also extended free keyboard repairs to all MacBooks with butterfly mechanism keyboards and prioritize keyboard repairs to provide next-day turnaround.

Source: 9to5Mac