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Third-generation butterfly keyboard is exclusive to the 2018 MacBook Pro

As soon as a question is answered about the third-generation keyboard that comes with the new MacBooks Pro released by Apple last week, a new question arises.

Interestingly, the big differentiator of this new generation butterfly keyboard, according to Apple, is the quieter typing. But the truth is that if there is any difference, it is quite small as we have already shown. On the other hand, while Apple says nothing has changed in the design to make the keys more reliable, the butterfly mechanism of this new keyboard is protected by a new layer of silicone that didn't exist. That is, it seems that Apple used an "excuse" (make the keyboard quieter) to correct another problem (the reliability of the keys).

This in itself is good news, after all Apple has been forced to start a replacement program for first and second generation keyboards with the butterfly mechanism due to failures in some units (keys that get stuck and / or repeat). The bad news, however, is that this new keyboard (which has this new silicone protection) is not part of the program. This means that if you have a MacBook Pro 2016/2017 and are having a problem with the keyboard, it will * not * be replaced by a third generation.

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Who got the confirmation was the MacRumors, who contacted the company and confirmed that MacBook Pro's unique third-generation keyboard was released in 2018.

So here is the cheer that Apple has found an alternative solution to fix the problem on first and second generation keyboards, because it doesn't make much sense for the company to simply replace problematic keyboards / keys with a new component as prone to replacing it. break again especially thinking that the third generation keyboard apparently fixed that.

O MacRumors hypothesized that the third-generation keyboard will not be compatible with MacBook Pro models released in 2016/2017. This is because, as we know, the keyboard is part of a larger component called top casewhich includes the battery, trackpad and other parts that may well have undergone some internal modifications to this new model.

As I said at the beginning of the article, with each new answer that appears more questions arise. So we need to wait a little longer for these questions to be definitively answered.