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Apple confirms new quieter MacBook keyboard won’t fix sticky key issue

Apple has confirmed that its newest MacBook Pro keyboards don’t include any changes designed to address the sticky key issue that has been affecting its recent laptop keyboards. 

The news was confirmed to CNET in light of the new 2018 range that was announced in mid July.

There had been hopes that, since these laptops feature a new third-generation keyboard, Apple might have addressed these issues.

However, it seems that the design tweaks Apple has made focus solely on making the keyboard quieter. Considering I rely almost entirely on clack-tastic mechanical keyboards to do most of my typing, volume isn’t exactly top of my priorities list when it comes to keyboards.

A controversial change

Apple’s MacBook keyboards were consistent up unit 2016 when the need to make its laptops thinner and thinner encouraged the company to finally ditch its ‘scissor switch’ keyboards in favour of new ‘butterfly’ models.

The change has been controversial to say the very least, culminating in Apple admitting that the new designs can be prone to having sticky key problems in a small amount of instances.

To address the issue, Apple launched a free repair service for any models affected, but many were hoping that it would fix the problem when it launched its new range of MacBooks. Unfortunately, it seems that this has not been the case.

And with the old scissor switch-equipped MacBook Pros now disappearing from sale you’re chances to get an old-fashioned Apple keyboard are disappearing fast.

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