Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Teardown Reveals Why MacBook Pro 2018 Keyboard Is More Reliable, Quieter

Teardown Reveals Why MacBook Pro 2018 Keyboard Is More Reliable, Quieter

The new membrane suggests the issue has been addressed though.

If you own a MacBook or MacBook Pro with a butterfly keyboard, the chances are good that you may have experienced an annoying keyboard issue where some keys become unresponsive. The new 2018 models have the same starting price as their 2017 counterparts, with the "base" 15-inch MBP starting at $2399 while the "high-end" MBP starts at $2799 which packs a faster CPU, better GPU, and twice the SSD capacity. But you know what else Apple has?

The iFixit team claims that the new MacBook Pro keyboards use a silicone membrane underneath every key to keep away dust particles from finding their way inside and jamming it up.

When Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro notebooks a few days ago, there was plenty to catch the eye from a raw performance point of view, but one thing that had many people concerned was the report direct from Apple that the keyboard used in these new machines was merely an updated version of the existing butterfly keyboard.

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Buried in the press release was a reference to a new keyboard, "an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing".

The latest MacBook Pro may be hiding a secret fix that users have been complaining about for some time now.

Apple is in the middle of several class-action lawsuits for the failure of their keyboards, so of course they can't just come out and say, "Hey, we fixed it!" John Poole, Founder of Primate Labs, notes that the 2018 MacBook Pro is the most substantial upgrade in terms of performance since the introduction of quad-core processors in the 2011 MacBook Pro. In fact, Apple has a patent for this exact tech created to "prevent and/or alleviate contaminant ingress".

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