Apple’s MacBook keyboards are terrible. You can take a quick look on the forums on the internet where the general consensus is that not only are they not particularly nice to type on, but their durability has some serious issues where in the past, we’ve heard how debris getting under the keys is enough to render them useless.
However, we did hear a report from earlier this month which suggested that Apple could be changing the keyboard to a scissor switch design versus the butterfly design, and that it could be arriving for its 2020 MacBooks. The good news is that it could actually arrive earlier than we thought, and that it could actually arrive on the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.
This is according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claims that Apple is expected to introduce the new keyboard design to the 16-inch model first, which is expected to arrive this year. That is actually good news if true, because we were wondering why would Apple launch a higher-end 16-inch model but retain the same old keyboard design, but if Kuo is accurate, and he usually is, then it looks like it won’t.
Apple is still expected to transition its future laptops away from the butterfly switch design in 2020, but it will start later this year where we will get an idea of what kind of changes the company will be making.