Ever since Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro in 2016, it has suffered from keyboard issues. Either a key would stop working, or get stuck. The issue is so common, it’s become a meme now. Finally, Apple has updated its Keyboard Service Program so that any MacBook with the Butterfly keyboard (from 2016 and later) can be replaced for free. But there are things you can do to prevent it as well. Here’s how you can prevent (and fix) keyboard issues on your MacBook Pro or Air.
Apple today introduced a surprise refresh for its MacBook Pro models featuring Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen Core processors. The update brings Intel’s 8-core CPUs to the 15-inch MacBook Pro and allows it to deliver 2x more performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro.
At the end of March, Apple officially released macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to the public. While the update was minor in scale, aside from the inclusion of Apple News+, it looks like Apple made another subtle change as well, upping the display brightness.
Apple is said to be working on a MacBook Pro with a pretty big display, measuring somewhere between 15 and 17 inches. Initial reports had the new laptop launching this year, but now it looks like at least one analyst believes the device could launch in 2021.
If you have your sights set on the newest MacBook Air, but have been hoping for a price drop before pulling the trigger on a purchase, Best Buy might have you covered today with its one-day sale.
Apple introduced the butterfly keyboard design with the 2015 MacBook. And while the design made sense for the laptop (super thin and lightweight), that same design eventually bled over to Apple’s other laptops. Ever since then, there has been a semi-consistent proclamation that Apple’s new keyboard design is awful, prone to reliability issues, and that the company needs to revert its design to something else entirely.
Apple Admits, and Apologizes for, a ‘Small Number’ of Owners Experiencing Issues With 3rd-Generation Butterfly Keyboard
When Apple launched the third-generation butterfly keyboard with the 2018 MacBook Pro, the company did not, at the time, confirm it was meant to address any reliability issues that had cropped up with the first- or second-generation butterfly keyboards.
Apple has made a distinct change to some of the options to upgrade the SSD in some Macs.