Apple simply introduced a brand new 16-inch MacBook Professional with an improved “Magic Keyboard” and greater slim bezel show, however there might be one other new MacBook on the best way quickly. In response to the newest rumors, you is perhaps seeing a 13-inch MacBook with an improved scissor keyboard within the first half of 2020.
This newest rumor comes by way of a report from DigiTimes, which has been identified for dependable Apple-related leaks prior to now. As obtained by MacRumors, the publication’s authentic report mentions that the keyboard on this new MacBook will swap over to the brand new scissor-style mechanism, however the machine itself will preserve the same construct and design because the older mannequin.
Apple has lengthy been on a journey to enhance the keyboard on its MacBooks. The corporate had beforehand patented a number of keyboard-related applied sciences, one among which incorporates keycaps with lowered thickness, and one other for a low-travel key mechanism. In each instances, Apple was seeking to both create a extra sturdy keyboard, or enhance on an present one.
The “Magic Keyboard” on the brand new MacBook Professional 16-inch delivers on a few of these patents. It options 1mm of key journey and its keys are barely extra secure due to a brand new “rubber dome” contained in the keycap. This rubber dome is ready to retailer extra potential vitality and create extra responsive key presses — a change from the plastic membrane within the older butterfly-type keyboard.
On-line restore handbook iFixIt has tore down the brand new “Magic Keyboard” and located that it delivered on these guarantees, and “is a step in the fitting route” in that it’s just like the older 2015 bodily magic keyboard accent. So, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see how this may apply to the 13-inch MacBook mannequin as nicely.
Regardless, if this newest rumor holds as much as be true, this could even be fairly an attention-grabbing transfer for Apple. Regardless of the issues customers had reported, Apple seems to be dedicated to each the newer scissor swap and the older butterfly swap keyboards in several MacBook fashions. The corporate presently has a restore program for customers who’re experiencing issues with the older butterfly-style keyboard.