2018 MacBook Pro Will Have Third-Generation Keyboards to Improve Previous Models – Everything We Must Know
The 2018 MacBook Pro just got recently released a few days ago. Pretty sure the tech giant Apple will improve the last year’s model in every way they can. The company was able to identify that the keyboards in MacBook Pro models from 2016 to 2017 as well as MacBooks from 2015 to 2017 may have keys that felt sticky and repetitive or did not respond well consistently—just a small percentage though.
According to MacRumors, the company just began last month the Keyboard Service Program for their MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. They called these minor issues as behaviors. The dust and other particulates got stuck in the butterfly switch mechanism underneath the keycaps might have been the cause.
The company takes care of the affected keyboards and gives their services free of charge. They lend their hands when the process involves the replacement of one or more keys, or worst, the entire keyboard. If a MacBook Pro is damaged, it will be replaced with second-generation keyboards. These are usually from the 2017 variant that contains slightly different markings on the Control and Option keys.
The new 2018 MacBook Pro models were reported last week to feature an improved third-gen keyboard for quieter typing. As of now, these are still not qualified for the new service program, but we will never know what will happen next. It is still unsure if these keyboards can solve the keyboard issues.
However, the tech repair site iFixit discovered the thin, silicone barrier underneath each key in the new models. These barriers might likely be intended to prevent the dust and food crumbs from getting stuck in between. This situation in swapping out second-gen keyboards with third-gen ones is not possible because the company will not allow it nor will be part of the service program. The company already confirmed that the third-gen keyboards are for the upcoming latest laptop exclusively.
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