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Apple MacBook Pro Updates Are Coming Now, with Other Macs and iPads Later

4 monthes ago   |   By iPad Insight

It's been an unexpectedly busy couple of days in Apple news. First off, Apple released an updated version of the MacBook Pro yesterday. These new 2018 versions have new Intel processors, more RAM, better screens, and a “quieter” keyboard. Unfortunately, Apple has not mentioned any design changes to the keyboard based on the number of complaints of failures due to dirt and grit getting under the keys. While a specific mention of this could be problematic for Apple due to ongoing litigation over this issue, the feeling around the industry is that this version of the keyboard will not be a...
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IFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust

IFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

The keys of the new 2018 MacBook Pro, which uses a third-generation butterfly keyboard, appear to be cocooned in a "thin, silicone barrier" according to a teardown that's underway over at iFixit.
According to iFixit , the quieter typing Apple has been advertising in the 2018 MacBook Pro models is a side-effect of the new membrane, which the site believes is actually an "ingress-proofing measure" to prevent the butterfly keys from seizing up when exposed to dust and other small particulates.
To back up its claim, iFixit points towards a patent for the technology Apple may be using in the...
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IFixit finds new MacBook Pro keyboard has ‘thin, silicone barrier' under each key

IFixit finds new MacBook Pro keyboard has ‘thin, silicone barrier' under each key

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

IFixit has shared a significant discovery in the midst of their iconic hardware teardown: the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard includes a ‘thin, silicone barrier' under each key. While this may be used to make typing quieter compared to previous versions, it may also be practical for keeping debris from positioning under keys.
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