How is the keyboard holding up?

Sensamic

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I would like to know if owners of the MacBook 2015/16 have had any issues with stuck keys in the keyboard or unresponsive keys after a while owning the laptop.

Does it work like day one after one year?

Thanks.
 

rob.james.arias

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Only had 3 keyboard replacements. Today they just gave me a new machine. The keys on the 2016 machine feel much better than on the 2015. I am guessing there are some changes, however only time will tell.
 

evec

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Only had 3 keyboard replacements. Today they just gave me a new machine. The keys on the 2016 machine feel much better than on the 2015. I am guessing there are some changes, however only time will tell.
I get a MB2015 refurb on this year July ( manufacturing in mid of June ), the keyboard much better that i purchased on early 2015 that i returned within a week because of real bad feeling of keyboard.

The machine purchased this year init has a little be stuck on space and delete key when push on edge of the keypad, after few days , the stuck had gone .
 
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Sensamic

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Do you guys think the 2016 really is improved over the 2015?

So I guess the 2016 MB Pro also has an improved keyboard with more travel maybe?
 

iscajal

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MB: I had both the 2015 and now have the 2016, after a long history of keyboard-related issues, with keys being sunk in, butterfly clips broken, the rubber domes underneath collapsed. All in all 6 swaps (who can remember), sometimes many weeks without a device. This was all either new/out of the shop keyboards, or something that happened within the month - not something I did to them with abuse.

My 2016 device was manufactured end of August. The keyboard feels somewhat different to the 2015 iterations I had before. But it's definitely NOT a significant redesign.

It feels *slightly* more accented, with a tiny bit more warmth and volume to the clicks. I think they did some iterative changes to the manufacturing (not the design) to make it more robust - maybe swap out the rubber dome plastics underneath - but as far as me liking it more, it's a tossup. This one STILL has non-uniform keys (some are ever so slightly slanted and feel differently). 2/10 would not buy again. :D

Oh, the rest of the hardware is nice though.
 

Sensamic

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I've read many people having stuck keys and other keyboard problems. That's my main concern with the new MacBook Pro keyboard.
 

Yr Blues

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First gen vs second gen butterfly.

When will the 12" get the second gen? That's the only thing keeping me from buying it.
 
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