Rumor | Apple's butterfly keyboards might make a controversial return in the future
There might be a shudder going down the spines of many MacBook fans if this latest rumor about the divisive butterfly keyboard has any substance to it. According to a tipster known as @L0vetodream, Apple hasn’t completely given up with the much-maligned input device mechanism and is actually working on fixing the issues inherent to the keyboard’s design.
Of course, this is just a rumor shared on Twitter, so it should be taken with a pinch of salt. However, it’s a feasible rumor as it could be easily understood that Apple would want to mend the problems with the butterfly keyboard and then reintroduce it rather than completely admit failure with it. Although the implementation of the butterfly mechanism allowed for slimmer MacBook devices, particles trapped under the keys' "wings" often led to keyboard failure.
Surprisingly enough, regardless of the amount of negative attention the butterfly keyboards in Apple MacBook devices received, it seems there are still plenty of fans of this particular mechanism who prefer it over the more conventional scissor switch design. If Apple could improve the current butterfly keyboard design or even perfect it, then perhaps future devices from the popular OEM will once more be fitted with this particular input choice.
apple did not give up on butterfly keyboard, they are trying to improve on the structure, and solve the issue, we might see it comes back again in future.— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) May 22, 2020