While Apple is often critiqued for their consistently repetitive designs and launches, it is believed that they could be doing something that the users resonate well with. The tech giant is believed to reintroduce their scissor-switch keyboard to a lot more Macbook models, starting with the Macbook Pro and MacBook Air Models.
The new models of the Macbook Pro and MacBook Air are going to be launched in the second quarter of 2020 and the same could come with a twist. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he believes that this new step could be following the footprints of what they did last year with the launch of the 16” Macbook Pro with the butterfly switches that was not well received by the customers.
Kuo has revealed that the 13” Macbook is likely going to be replaced by the 14” variant but didn’t disclose whether or not the same is going to happen in the launch this year in the second quarter.
The tech experts do believe that the reintroduction of the scissor switch is likely going to be done with the 13” variant first and gauge the reaction of the users following which is it likely going to be introduced in the 14” variant.
Since the butterfly keyboard hasn’t been that well accepted by the users and Apple has been consistently making just that since 2016, it is high time that the company introduces a change to the same.
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According to reports surrounding the transition to ARM processes, Kuo suggested saying that it is likely that the custom processors designed by Apple might be rolled out in the fourth quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021. He didn’t divulge further on the news.
Kuo also does expect that these new Macbook Pro and Macbook Air models are likely going to have cost optimizations but there are very fewer chances that the users will actually end up noticing the same. Owing to the constant complaints surrounding the butterfly keyboard in the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air models, it is high time that Apple does priorities this change to the scissor switch keyboards to ensure better value for money for the users in the upcoming launches of the Macbook models.
Following the integration of the scissor switch keyboard in the 16” Macbook that was launched last year, even Kuo has appraised this change. He stated that the customer response to this switch has been better than the previous launches.
Additionally, the pandemic spread of the Covid-19 is also likely to speed up the process of the manufacture of the Macbooks post March, according to the reports suggested by Kuo. The mass production of these new Macbook Air and Pro models are likely going to be underway pretty soon.