Unannounced Keyboard Update

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NewGenAdam, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    So I'm now on my third Macbook 12" unit, and definitely loving them. However I've had repeated issues with sticky keys, in particular the space bar getting stuck and unreliable at the edges. I asked an Apple Genius for a full refund and they were reluctant. Instead he very strongly urged me to take a unit replacement and see how I find the keyboard.

    Well. With this new unit the keyboard feels *very* different. The keys are quieter, the travel feels further, and there is no hint of stickiness.

    I believe that Apple updated the "butterfly" keyboard on the recently released MBP, and I wonder if they've quietly upgraded the Macbook 12" with it too.

    Anyone else feel a difference in recent Macbooks?
  2. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
  3. SteveJUAE macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    I thought the new MBP KB was suppose to be more clicky than the rMB so maybe not the same
  4. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
  5. Awjvail macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    The new MBP keyboard is louder, not quieter. Myth busted.
  6. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Still the same 1st gen keyboard but it seems for the 2016 versions they did tweak it a little bit to make it more reliable. I wouldn't call it 2nd gen, more like a 1.1 update. Having tried both, the mbp has a noticeable longer travel distance though the rest remains pretty much the same but that feature only changes it all.

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