The problem plaguing Apple’s current laptops isn’t so much to do with performance of the system, but rather something pretty simple and basic: its keyboard. For those who have been following the news long enough, there’s a good chance that you’ve probably heard of all the nightmares that the keyboard on MacBook laptops are giving its users.
The good news is that it looks like that is expected to change in 2020. According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that come 2020, Apple will make the full transition to a scissor keyboard mechanism, ditching the butterfly mechanism once and for all. While we have heard these claims before, Kuo’s recent note seems to be a bit different from earlier this year, where the analyst suggested that the new scissor mechanism could debut in the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Based on his updated note, he suggests that the 16-inch MacBook Pro could now launch in 2020 instead. For those unfamiliar, the butterfly mechanism was introduced a few years ago where the intention was to create an even thinner keyboard than before, resulting in laptops that would also be thinner and lighter. However, the way the keyboard was designed resulted in it trapping dust and debris, leading it to fail on users who might have dropped $3,000 on a laptop.
Apple has attempted to fix the problem over the years, but despite their best efforts, it just seems to keep failing. We’re not sure if this scissor mechanism will be the same mechanism used in earlier MacBooks, or if it will be brand new, so we’ll have to wait and see.