Apple will supposedly release MacBooks with as good as ever keyboards soon
Back in November, everyone heard rumblings Apple was anticipating releasing a 13 or 14 inch MacBook Pro with the new scissor keyboard presented on the 16-inch model. Today Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo reaffirmed this rumor, claiming that the new keyboard would show up on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models in Q2 of 2020, as detailed by MacRumors.
The current models are using the yucky butterfly switches Apple presented with the 2015 MacBook, which had a propensity to get gunk stuck under the keys (and in this writer’s opinion, felt decidedly terrible to type on). It got so awful that Apple started offering a keyboard-specific repair program in April.
Apple is relied upon to expand the screen size on its smaller MacBook Pro by contracting the bezels, bringing it up from 13 inches to 14 inches. It made a comparable move with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, expanding the screen size from 15 inches. In an uncommon move for the organization, Apple even made the laptop somewhat bigger to oblige a greater battery; ideally, it does likewise for the new 13 – inch model.
On a different yet related note, Kuo doesn’t appear to believe the coronavirus pandemic will fundamentally influence the production of the new MacBooks; he expects activities at suppliers will improve altogether in late March, helping keep Apple’s products on track.
It’s not satisfactory precisely when the new laptops will be declared, however now, it appears to be the entirety of Apple’s laptops will have redone keyboards before the year’s over.