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Apple Abandons Butterfly Keyboard

Apple is planning to ditch the controversial “butterfly” keyboard used in its MacBooks since 2015. It will reportedly move to a new scissor-switch design which will use fibreglass to reinforce its keys.

The first laptop to get the new keyboard will be a MacBook Air model due out later this year, followed by a new MacBook Pro in 2020.

Apple has struggled to overcome problems with the butterfly keyboard, including some keys acting erratically, while others get chocked by dust and particles and seize up.

The new keyboard won’t be ready for the 16-inch MacBook Pro expected to be announced this September nor the updated version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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