Apple Says New MacBook Pro Keyboard Won't Fix Sticky Key Issue
Friday July 13, 2018. 04:05 AM , from Slashdot
After multiple lawsuits have been filed over the butterfly-switch keyboards found on the MacBook Pro and MacBook lineups, you would think Apple would fix this issue by including a keyboard in the new MacBook Pros that can't be damaged by a little dust. Unfortunately, while the new 2018 MacBook Pro does have an updated third-generation keyboard, Apple tells CNET it doesn't include any new engineering or tweaks to address the sticky key issue. CNET reports: Instead, the third-generation keyboard's tweaks are about making it quieter. In a brief typing test, CNET's long-time MacBook reviewer Dan Ackerman says it isn't 'whisper-quiet' but does 'lack the sharp click of the previous design.' Technically, Apple has admitted only that 'a smaller percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models' have demonstrated the sticky key issue. If you buy one, you may likely never have that problem. But it's worth noting that when the company launched its free keyboard repair program in June, it made literally every single model of MacBook Pro with the 'butterfly switch' keyboard eligible.
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