According to the Apple insider, new report has been released by the Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities. This report specifically focuses on laptop keyboard suppliers that would potentially work with Apple. The unreliable butterfly mechanism may also be replaced by the company with a new scissor mechanism.
This new update may be will come to the long-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, it will be the first laptop to have this update. The release timeline for this new device has been updated by Kuo. According to him, the device should be available at some point during the last quarter of 2019 instead of 2020.
Obviously, it must not be an end point for Apple, as it is continuously working on different updates for laptops. The whole lineup should have received an update with a new keyboard, by the end of the year 2020. Both the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the 16-inch MacBook Pro might be kept in the timeline for now by Apple, according to the report. We can hope that the new model will be more premium than the normal 15-inch MacBook Pro. So next year, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro could all switch to the new keyboard.
Back in 2015, the butterfly mechanism was introduced by the Apple for the 12-inch MacBook. Gradually, the new keyboard update was rolled out by the company along the whole line-up. After many of the users suffer from dropped keystrokes and repeated keystrokes, it has received a lot of criticism in these years. The keyboard itself is really hard to repair, and also keys can be easily blocked by some or little debris. This is the reason, that a free replacement program has been run by Apple for all laptops that have a butterfly-based keyboard.
However, we hope that this new design will attract many users. We are sure that with this new design Apple is basically going back to a reliable design. In most of the Windows laptops and even in Apple’s external keyboard, you will find scissor switches. In MacBook laptops, the company was already using scissor switches, but then company replaced them with the new butterfly switches.
Most probably if this rumor will prove to be true, users will have to wait a bit more to get their hands on this laptop with a extra conventional keyboard design. But surely, this attractive and trust-worthy design is on its way.