iFixit has, as usual, decided to look underneath the hood of Apple’s newest MacBook Pro lineup and tried to find out what has changed from previous models. A full teardown report is not submitted yet but it seems like the keyboard may have bigger changes than Apple initially let on. They’re too sensitive to crumbs and dust and can’t have individual keys repaired, this what has been reported by many users of the device but the company said this iteration only has changes that make them quieter to use.
As some have suspected, however, any re-engineering may have taken a “why not both?” approach. iFixit found a new silicone barrier around the switch that would help make it quieter — and keep potential contaminants from gumming up the works. Another link is a patent Apple received for something like this to help keep dust and direct out of its keyboard switches. With lawsuits already filed and a service program for older computers in place, Apple has more than enough reasons to be coy about its updates, but only time will tell if these new keys are truly more reliable.