Apple may be talking about the new MacBook Pro’s quieter keyboard, but there is a new theory that this feature is a side effect of a different sort of upgrade. As it goes, Apple may be avoiding talking about the change; since it is currently facing multiple lawsuits about the older MacBook Pro keyboard.
iFixit took time to share news of an interesting discovery while tearing down the new MacBook Pro. The group found an additional membrane that appears to be intended to keep dust and debris out of the Butterfly switches. Apple had patented this design back in March, but hasn’t said anything about it since.
Curiously, this solves the problem that has supposedly plagued Apple’s keyboards since they were introduced in 2015. Numerous reports suggest that even the smallest amount of dust was capable of getting stuck beneath the keys. Rendering them useless.
Of course, Apple isn’t going to admit that it fixed the problem. Doing so would admit that there is a problem in the first place. Something it has denied while fighting class action lawsuits about the matter.