New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all (page 2)

Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pros were recently torn down by iFixit and what that revealed was that the company had taken a step to address the keyboard issues that have caused it much trouble. It’s facing a class-action lawsuit because of the issues and has even launched a repair program for them. The new keyboard has silicone barriers to protect the switches underneath. Apple initially claimed that the membrane was to make the keyboard quieter but an internal document reveals that they have been put there to prevent debris from jamming up the keyboard switches. The document obtained by MacGénération mentions that the silicone membrane is there to protect the keyboard switches. The membrane helps “prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism.”The U.S. version of the MacBook Pro Service Readiness Guide particularly links to a separate document titled “Butterfly Mechanism Keycap Replacement MacBook Pro (2018).” That document clearly mentions that there’s a ̶

New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all

New key membranes aren't just for keeping typing noise to a minimum.

Thu 19 Jul 18 from Arstechnica

Internal Apple Document Confirms New MacBook Keyboard Blocks Debris

Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pros were recently torn down by iFixit and what that revealed was that the company had taken a step to address the keyboard issues that have caused it much ...

Thu 19 Jul 18 from Ubergizmo

MacBook Pro document confirms 'anti-debris' keyboard redesign

When iFixit tore down the new MacBook Pros, it found silicone barriers protecting keyboard switches. While Apple claimed these were to make the keyboards quieter, others suspected that ...

Thu 19 Jul 18 from Engadget

Leaked Apple service document confirms new MacBook Pro keyboard is designed to fix dust problems

A recently leaked Apple service document obtained by MacRumors confirms what many already suspected: the newly introduced silicone membranes discovered by iFixit that are beneath ...

Thu 19 Jul 18 from The Verge

'Quieter' MacBook Pro keyboard is reportedly exclusive to 2018 model - CNET

Whether it protects against dust or no, don't expect to see the new keyboard after Apple repairs your laptop.

Mon 16 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

MacBook Pro keyboard update might fix dust issues, experts reveal

Teardown exposes new silicone skirt around keys that could stop debris from blocking them Despite Apple stating that new 2018 MacBook Pro keyboards were not designed to alleviate key failures ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Redesigned 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboards Won’t Be Used To Fixed Flawed Legacy Machines

Back in June Apple finally admitted that the keyboards on some of its MacBooks were failing prematurely and opened a program to replace those failing keyboards. The version of the MacBook keyboard ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from HotHardware

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