All MacBooks will ditch the Butterfly keyboard by mid 2020, analyst claims



Famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been forecasting some of the best potential news on MacBooks in years: by mid-2020, all MacBook models will use traditional scissor switches on their keyboards.

Of course, the rumor is generally expected 16-inch MacBook Pro will this charge by dropping the lead … challenged Butterfly keyboard design in favor of a more traditional scissors switch method.

Many thanks to Kuo, and first reported by MacRumorsWe can now expect the same improvement to be achieved for the rest of the Apple laptop product line before the mid-2020 mark.

Older design, better reliability

It is widely believed that Apple's butterfly keypad switch has been designed to allow thinner and lighter laptops than before. So much was true, like that 12-inch MacBook First published in 2015.

However, it soon became apparent that these new switches were more prone to failure due to dust and other particles, causing keys to get stuck or simply not registering printing. As a result, this story of Apple's laptop has been dragging for years on the proverbial hot coals.

Apple currently offers a rather generous product exchange program for MacBooks with faulty Butterfly keyboards, but the font has been on the wall for some time now.

So, we're not just looking forward to the upcoming launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but to all future MacBook versions that are eagerly awaited.

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