New MacBook Pro teardown reveals protective membrane over problematic butterfly mechanism

2018 MacBook Pro brings True Tone support to LG UltraFine, Apple Thunderbolt displays

2018 MacBook Pro brings True Tone support to LG UltraFine, Apple Thunderbolt displays

If you've got no idea what we're talking about, recent MacBook and MacBook Pro models have reportedly been failing more than usual due to their delicate mechanisms - as soon as any crumb of material gets under a key, it becomes unresponsive. Depending on the number of the days crossed and the condition of your MacBook, your Apple Store might just let you exchange it with the newer variant. Apple confirmed the new keyboard isn't created to fix the dust issue, so things are still up in the air for now. The new MacBook Pros also have TrueTone displays and a new Apple T2 chip to handle payment security.

Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first Mac to utilize the company's True Tone display technology, which uses multi-channel sensors to dynamically adjust the colors on your device's display based on the light in the surrounding environment.

As per the patent application, the gasket would comprise of a layer that would act as a membrane to block dust particles. iFixit now says that's what the new MacBook Pro keyboard contains, and that the sound of the keyboard is quieter as a side effect of the silicone membrane. But here's to hoping that the next generation of keyboards will completely fix the problem. Besides the fact that the keys have less travel than the keyboards that preceded them and can be annoyingly loud when typing, they are prone to malfunctions or failing completely when dust or crumbs make their way into the butterfly key mechanism. In fact, Apple has a patent for this exact tech created to "prevent and/or alleviate contaminant ingress".

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