MacBook Pro 2018 keyboards include a silice membrane, can protect against a key failure

Apple is advertising the new MacBook as having a "quieter" keyboard, but has not talked much about the new design. A disassembly of the material Friday however reveals that a new silice membrane surrounds each key that could serve as a dust cover against malfunctis.

  MacBook Pro Teardown

Source: iFixit

iFixit Repair Specialist destroyed the latest MacBook Pro and quickly found a noticeable change in keyboard design – a thin silice membrane surrounding each butterfly mechanism. This thin film, located under each individual keycap, seems designed to prevent dust and debris from interfering with the operati of the keys, a problem that has cropped up in previous generati butterfly keyboards last year. .

Although it is not cfirmed by Apple, iFixit hypothesizes that the new silence of the new keyboard is ly a side effect of the true purpose of the membranes, namely prevent debris from coming off the keys

There was much debate as to whether the updated third generati butterfly keyboard had corrected the criticized failure problem that spawned multiple lawsuits against the giant of the technology. Although he says that problems are relegated to a small percentage of MacBook owners, Apple last mth launched a service program for those with affected machines.

The immediate assumpti was that no, newly designed keys did not cancel the key failures. Indeed, in comments to some media, Apple said that the keys overhauled …

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