Apple apparently intends to abandon the butterfly mechanism used in the MacBook since 2015, which is causing problems with reliability, and its low-movement design has also not been popular with many Mac users.
In a published report, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will introduce a new keyboard design based on scissor switches, providing durability and increased key travel, starting in 2019 MacBook Air. MacBook Pro also gets a new keyboard with a scissor switch, but not before 2020.
A new keyboard with a scissor switch is a completely new design than anything that previously could be seen in a MacBook, presumably using fiberglass to amplify the keys. Apple fans who mourned the butterfly keyboard should be optimistic about a return to scissor switches.
Apple introduced four generations of keyboard butterflies over the years, trying to satisfy user complaints about stuck keys, repeated keystrokes, and even the loud ease of typing as you press each key. Most recently, she introduced the third generation “butterfly” keyboard “with new materials” in the 2019 MacBook Pro. It has not yet been decided whether this laptop has the same problems with key reliability, but even if the problem is resolved, a butterfly keyboard is not universally popular. We will welcome the keyboard with a scissor switch and a big move.
The ergonomics of the keyboard and its appearance depend on many factors, but this is a promising sign that Apple is returning to the same key switching mechanism used in every MacBook until 2015, which was widely appreciated.
It may be a little insulting to hear that the MacBook Pro will not receive a new keyboard until next year, and many hope that the 16-inch MacBook Pro is rumored to debut in the fall with a new keyboard.
The 2019 MacBook Air update was previously called the specification update. The Kuo report suggests that the new model will be a more significant evolution of this product than previously expected.