A follow up of it’s newest launch of the ews of the 16-inch MacBook Pro earlier this month is the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The MacBook features a keyboard, just like the one in the 16-inch MacBook, which is the a scissor mechanism that has been refined to improve the typing experience.
The Cupertino, California based tech giant, in a report, said the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the upgraded scissor switch keyboard – that is similar to the newly launched 16-inch MacBook Pro – in the first half of 2020. Although the reports say that the company has stuck to the standard sizes of the Apple MacBook, it would not be all that surprising if it comes back with the a bigger 14-inch display in the upgraded version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop.
As far as Apple goes, we have been bombarded with news about it adding alterations to the MacBook. Apple’s butterfly keyboard – the one that is available in all existing MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops – has been a subject of intense criticism owing to the issues with the keys failing to register the command due to dust particles and crumbs being stuck under the surface of the keys. Taking this as its next problem, the scissor keyboard is expected to fix the problem.
Ming Chi Kuo, a high ranking Apple analyst had earlier predicted the scissor keyboard on the 16-in MacBook Pro. He had also predicted that the iPhone maker would refresh its entire line of laptops – MacBook Pro and MacBook Air – and replace the controversial butterfly keyboard with the scissor keyboard.
In a report recieved by MacRumours at the time, he had written, “The refresh versions of other MacBook models in 2020 will change to adopt the scissor mechanism keyboard, too. We estimate that shipments of MacBook models that choose scissor mechanism keyboards will reach 400k, 10mn, and 16mnunits, respectively,”
Now, the new report by DigiTimes seems to reiterate the same information about the scissor keyboards coming to Apple laptops in the coming year. That said, all of these are still rumours. We will have to wait for Apple to make a formal announcement to know anything for sure.