Ever since Apple discontinued its 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012, many power users regretted the lack of a large display option in Apple's notebook PC line. Not to fear, rumors say Apple later this year will introduce a 16-inch MacBook Pro with some serious hardware under the hood. Not surprisingly, the machine will not be cheap, with a report relaying that it may cost upwards of $ 2,900 at launch.
Although there is no doubt that the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro boasts some serious hardware, there's nothing to get around the fact that the butterfly keyboard design on Apple's MacBook Pro models leaves much to be desired. wanted with regard to reliability and functionality. In fact, Apple has continuously fine-tuned the keyboard design in recent years as part of a broader effort to eliminate user-friendliness issues. Nevertheless, Apple earlier this year acknowledged that some users still encounter problems with their "third generation butterfly keyboard."
For those who have been reluctant to pull the trigger on a new MacBook Pro due to a number of ease-of-use issues The keyboard has good news on the horizon. In a new research paper obtained by MacRumors the renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo writes that Apple will incorporate the case mechanism's keyboard design into the upcoming MacBook Pro model.
We have revised our prediction that the keyboard of the 16-inch MacBook Pro launched in 4Q19 will contain the scissor mechanism instead of the butterfly mechanism.
The case design should not only improve reliability, but also increase the run for each key, thus fixing two main users have had about the butterfly keyboard design since its inception.
Meanwhile, Kuo expects Apple to fully remove the butterfly keyboard throughout the MacBook Pro series by 2020, thus renouncing what may well be one of Apple's most backward design decisions in history.