DiamondarBoss

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Hi,
I have noticed a bit of unevenness to the bottom corners of my Magic Keyboard. It’s so small, that my iPhone’s camera is unable to focus on it. But it’s there.
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I’m pretty sure it’s been like this for a few weeks now, but not like this out of the box. Any help would be appreciated.

It has gotten better, as I have smoothed it down a bit but has not gotten worse.
 

DiamondarBoss

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Are you asking how to fix it to prevent it from getting worse, or whether you should contact Support about it?
I was just wondering whether or not anyone else had the same issue or a similar one. I am actually working on it now, it seems to be going back to normal. It has been very hot recently, so I think the high temperatures have something to do with it.
 
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Going through my Camera Roll, it has been like this for a while and hasn’t gotten worse. It’s just cosmetic, and it doesn’t impair the functionality of the Keyboard at all. I’m gonna live with it and save myself $29.
 
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Reminds me of the warp on my Blundstone shoes where the shoe's body attaches to the sole by stitching. Maybe a little Mink Oil will fix the MB :p Forgive me for that bad joke.

Seriously, and I know I've harped on this in several threads, the construction and materials used in the folios is disappointing. This holds particularly true for the costly MK. Not new news. But a portable device and our its accessories should be durable.

In the end I'm seriously thinking my next purchase will be a whatever the next ARM MacBook like Air they come up with. The durability issue is just one more reason to make my "daily driver" a MacBook.I will then eventually replace my 2018 12.9" with a smaller, newer Apple iPad. In my mind there is no single Apple device that can totally replace the other.
 
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Reminds me of the warp on my Blundstone shoes where the shoe's body attaches to the sole by stitching. Maybe a little Mink Oil will fix the MB :p Forgive me for that bad joke.

Seriously, and I know I've harped on this in several threads, the construction and materials used in the folios is disappointing. This holds particularly true for the costly MK. Not new news. But a portable device and our its accessories should be durable.

In the end I'm seriously thinking my next purchase will be a whatever the next ARM MacBook like Air they come up with. The durability issue is just one more reason to make my "daily driver" a MacBook.I will then eventually replace my 2018 12.9" with a smaller, newer Apple iPad. In my mind there is no single Apple device that can totally replace the other.
I am also thinking, when this iPad reaches it’s end of life I’ll probably end up buying a ARM MacBook Pro.

But we’ll have to see.
 
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I have to admit that some of the impetus to move from an iPad (for most of my work and leisure) is the Pandemic. I don't travel now, nor do I hand out in coffee shops or pubs:(. So portability and cellular service has taken a backseat in my daily routine.

Of course other people will have other needs regardless of the Pandemic. Maybe the new ARM laptops can offer cellular!
 
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I have to admit that some of the impetus to move from an iPad (for most of my work and leisure) is the Pandemic. I don't travel now, nor do I hand out in coffee shops or pubs:(. So portability and cellular service has taken a backseat in my daily routine.

Of course other people will have other needs regardless of the Pandemic. Maybe the new ARM laptops can offer cellular!
I also hope that the new ARM MacBooks offer Cellular.
 

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Tethering my phone has been seamless.

To the OP I’m worried about my MK and the plastic/rubber edges. Reminds me of old school binders I had that would eventually fray and come apart. So far so good but I’ve done a lot less traveling over the past 6 months though.
Yeah same.

Apple has actually described this as under Warranty, so they didn‘t use any of my AC+ Claims. But since it’s so small, and insignificant I’m not gonna replace the entire thing.

But that is nice to know, that it’s considered a manufacturing defect and that you can have it replaced for free.
 
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Yep. Super fragile corners. Apple also offered to replace without having to use a claim

Highly recommend plus care if you get the magic case
 

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Tethering my phone has been seamless.

To the OP I’m worried about my MK and the plastic/rubber edges. Reminds me of old school binders I had that would eventually fray and come apart. So far so good but I’ve done a lot less traveling over the past 6 months though.
Good memories of binders but they only cost is a buck 25 not $400
 

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Yep. Super fragile corners. Apple also offered to replace without having to use a claim

Highly recommend plus care if you get the magic case
Yes, I have AppleCare+ but they didn’t use that.

So either Today or Tomorrow I’m placing a reservation at the Genius Bar at a Apple Store for Saturday. I’m gonna show them the problem, and tell them how Apple Support already said it was covered under warranty. Then (hopefully) I walk out with a brand new Keyboard!
 

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Yes, I have AppleCare+ but they didn’t use that.

So either Today or Tomorrow I’m placing a reservation at the Genius Bar at a Apple Store for Saturday. I’m gonna show them the problem, and tell them how Apple Support already said it was covered under warranty. Then (hopefully) I walk out with a brand new Keyboard!

Please return and post what your experience was. This is the first time I purchased Apple Care for a product because of how fragile I feel these edges may be. Since it covers the iPad and pencil too, kinda a no brainer.

Good luck.
 
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Please return and post what your experience was. This is the first time I purchased Apple Care for a product because of how fragile I feel these edges may be. Since it covers the iPad and pencil too, kinda a no brainer.

Good luck.
There have been other posts on the fact that the same material seems to have been used in these new MKBs as in the earlier version and numerous people found that the earlier ones wore poorly. Possibly the same Apple attitude as the infamous butterfly keyboards: We know there are problems but we don’t really care and will keep flogging them.
 

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There have been other posts on the fact that the same material seems to have been used in these new MKBs as in the earlier version and numerous people found that the earlier ones wore poorly. Possibly the same Apple attitude as the infamous butterfly keyboards: We know there are problems but we don’t really care and will keep flogging them.
True.
 
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