MacBook Pro 2018 Initial Findings: Keyboard Design Cover-Up?

Nichole VegaJul 16, 2018

That's because a tiny particle of dust can block keys, and fixing the problem can be quite a chore. The new membrane suggests the issue has been addressed though. But this is Apple we're talking about, so you shouldn't be surprised.

At the moment, all major retail Apple Stores have got the stocks of the new MacBook Pro from Apple, though some smaller stores and regions are yet to receive stocks of some unit.

Apple on Thursday unveiled its 2018 MacBook Pro models, which are already available for purchase online and in Apple stores.

As a long-time 2015 MacBook Pro user, I have been patiently waiting for a new MacBook Pro upgrade.

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Australian pricing for the mid-2018 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,699, with the 15-inch MacBook Pro from $3,499. They merely said it's "an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing".

A quiet keyboard is a neat perk, but if dust can still hinder regular operation, it's still a sucky keyboard. While Apple itself has not said anything about fixing its keyboard beyond the fact that the third-generation keyboard is quieter than those that came before it, fix specialist iFixit has torn down one of the new computers and confirmed there there is a new silicone membrane in place on each key.

While Apple has not shouted about the dust-resistance of the updated keyboard, the silicone membrane uncovered by iFixit looks remarkably similar to a patent of Apple's for a method to "prevent and/or alleviate contaminant ingress". Not-to our eyes-a silencing measure. Interestingly, Apple has a patent for this technology, called "Ingress Protection for Keyboards", created to "prevent and/ or alleviate contaminant ingress".

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