How is the keyboard holding up?

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  1. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  2. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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  3. rob.james.arias macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    evec macrumors regular

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    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 .
     
  5. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  6. SumNextGai macrumors newbie

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    According to the most recent keynote, the 2016 MacBook Pro has the second generation of the "butterfly" switches.
     
  7. iscajal macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. SumNextGai macrumors newbie

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    I bought my 2016 MacBook at the beginning of October, I wrote some papers for college and the keys are still fine so far.
     
  9. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  10. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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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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