Apple Rumored to Stop Using Butterfly-Keys in Future MacBooks

If you’ve been cursing Apple for their cumbersome Butterfly-key designs that have cost you a trip or two to their service center, it’s finally the time to rejoice….or wallow in jealousy. Apple might be making a move to conventional scissor-switch mechanism keyboards on their MacBook range as confirmed by credible analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s infamous Butterfly switches.

For the uninitiated, Apple’s butterfly switches made their debut with the refreshed MacBook in 2015. Ever since launch, customers have been complaining of accidental key presses, non-responsiveness, and complete failure of the switch mechanism. Apple did try to attempt some form of damage control by offering free repairs or replacements if required.

Though they tried perfecting the mechanism through successive attempts by launching new MacBook Pros that used the infamous Butterfly keys, it resulted in Apple digging its own grave rather than digging itself out of one. Customers who depended on these expensive machines for their creative pursuits were miffed with the constant crop-up of issues with their keyboards and frequent genius-bar visits.

Back to the basics.

It’s yet to be seen whether Apple implements the change immediately with the upcoming MacBook Air or will it make us wait for some time. Though it makes sense for Apple to jump ship, I for one would take this update with a pinch of salt and wait with my fingers crossed.


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Siddharth Balajee
A doctor in the making who's an avid tech enthusiast. If this isn't a paradox I don't know what is.

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