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.
When Apple announced its 2018 MacBook Pro family yesterday, it said that the keyboards are now "quieter", but it made no mention of actually resolving the problem with the failure-prone keys. Depending on the number of the days crossed and the condition of your MacBook, your Apple Store might just let you exchange it with the newer variant.More news: 'Ghost particle' traced to a 'blazer' galaxy 4B light years away
Apple on Thursday unveiled its 2018 MacBook Pro models, which are already available for purchase online and in Apple stores. It's also the first external GPU solution to support Thunderbolt 3 displays, such as the 5K-capable LG display that Apple itself recommends for the MacBook Pro.
Buried in the press release was a reference to a new keyboard, "an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing".More news: The rules really need to change, says Kevin Anderson
Marketing-wise, I don't think they would admit to a reliability problem in the existing butterfly keyboards (especially since they're still selling second-generation keyboards in all non-TouchBar models), and legal-wise (given the fact that they're facing multiple lawsuits regarding keyboard reliability) I don't think they should admit to it.
As per the patent application, the gasket would comprise of a layer that would act as a membrane to block dust particles. iFixit now says that's what the new MacBook Pro keyboard contains, and that the sound of the keyboard is quieter as a side effect of the silicone membrane. "This flexible enclosure is quite obviously an ingress-proofing measure to prevent the mechanism from seizing up under the brutal onslaught of microscopic dust", writes iFixit.More news: Kate Upton Is Pregnant!