Yesterday, Apple announced a refresh to its laptop lineup where they updated both its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. These laptops will continue to use the same butterfly switch mechanism found in previous MacBook laptops, and as such, we imagine that there are some who are wary about buying them due to the numerous issues users have had with them.
The good news is that according to reports, Apple has told its repair staff that the new MacBook laptops will be eligible for the free repair program which was announced a couple of months ago. What this means is that if you ever encounter an issue that is keyboard related, even if your laptop’s warranty has expired, you’ll still be able to get a free keyboard repair.
Apple has over the years expanded on the eligibility of the keyboard repair program, where they have covered their newer laptops as they have been launched. For those unfamiliar, the butterfly mechanism is said to be more prone to breakage where they have been known to stop responding.
The company has attempted to address this problem over the past couple of generations, but hasn’t really had much success. So much so that according to a report last week, Apple is said to be ditching the design for good for its 2020 MacBook laptops.