Hallelujah? After almost four years since the replacement of the scissor mechanism MacBook Pro (2015 or earlier) and older MacBooks Air keyboards for the butterfly, which equips Apple's current line of notebooks, the company must abandon the problematic design that has affected several generations of these computers, according to Ming Chi Kuo.
TF International Securities analyst suggested that Apple launch a new keyboard engine based on the old scissors model, but not quite the same as that present in the company's old notebooks. It would actually be something totally different than "anything previously seen on a MacBook," supposedly made of fiberglass to reinforce the keys.
This, according to the analyst, may offer greater durability, starting with the next model of MacBook Air, which may be introduced later this year. Kuo also pointed out that the MacBook Pro will also receive the update, but not until next year.
The analyst explained that the design of the throttle mechanism is very cost effective as it is expensive to manufacture and does not yield optimally. As for the supposed new mechanism, it may cost more than the keyboard of an ordinary notebook, however it should be cheaper than the current design.
As we said, the butterfly mechanism may not have been Apple's best decision; We have been commenting for a long time on problems with the new design, which has already generated a lot of headache for the company, including several complaints, petitions, lawsuits, and even an official apology.
Most recently, Ma announced a repair program that addresses all MacBook (Air / Pro) models affected by the faulty keyboard, including the new MacBooks Pro announced this year, and the latest generation of MacBook Air, which has the third generation. of Apple's butterfly mechanism.
Interestingly, Kuo did not mention the adoption of the likely new mechanism on the supposed 16-inch MacBook Pro, which he himself ceased to be able to launch later this year.
We can only wait and see. But does the abandonment of the failed project have anything to do with Apple's Jony Ive exit? ?