Apple will finally do away with its controversial butterfly keyboard

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Apple will finally do away with its controversial butterfly keyboard

Priya Wadhwa
10x Industry
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Apple will finally do away with its controversial butterfly keyboard
Rumour has it! Let’s bid adieu to the clanky butterfly!

First it tried to reinvent the wheel in 2015 with the butterfly keyboard. Then in 2018 it claimed to fix the issues everyone was complaining about. It even extended the repairs programme for the earlier versions of the keyboard. Guess the drop in sales pushed them to pull the plug on the clanky keyboard design

Apple will reportedly go back to the scissor switch keyboard with its new 2019 Macbook Airs and 2020 Macbook Pro.

Apple will reportedly move to a new scissor-switch design, which will use glass fiber to reinforce its keys.
9to5Mac

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, who covers tech with a strong focus on Apple, said that the new keyboard “could improve the typing experience by offering longer key travel.”

Longer travels are a standard in many mechanical keyboards preferred by gamers, citing its better user experience.

Kuo said that the butterfly switch design is expensive for the company to manufacture due to its low yields, which makes us question why Apple was making them in the first place and didn’t ditch it earlier. Even though, Kuo also said that the new scissor switch design will reportedly be cheaper, however, it won’t be as cheap as an average laptop keyboard.

I don’t think I have been more excited for a new Macbook since 2015. Can’t wait to see the keyboard—which directly impacts user experience—on the key laptops.