Tests Shows New Apple Keyboard Is Good (Not Great) at Repelling Dust

Image credit – iFixitApple has faced criticism with regards to its Butterfly keyboard mechanism that was introduced to its MacBooks, where users found that even little bits of dust or debris can ruin the mechanism which in turn prevents keys from being detected when pressed. However a recent teardown by iFixit found that Apple addressed this issue with a silicon membrane.However the question is, is this good enough? The folks at iFixit decided to test it further and based on their tests, they found that yes, the new silicon membrane around the keys do a better job of protecting it against dust. The bad news is that it doesn’t seem to be a very reliable solution because they found that dust will eventually make its way through.According to iFixit, “On the 2018 keyboard, with the addition of more particulate and some aggressive typing, the dust eventually penetrates under the sheltered clips, and gets on top of the switch—so the ingress-proofing isn’t foolproof just yet.” They also tested it with higher-

Tests Shows New Apple Keyboard Is Good (Not Great) at Repelling Dust

Apple rolled out a new version of its laptop keyboard with its latest MacBook Pro that includes a protective membrane around the switches. Does it actually work? The post Tests Shows New Apple ...

Mon 23 Jul 18 from Extremetech

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Thu 19 Jul 18 from Ubergizmo

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Thu 19 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

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