IFixit: New MacBook Pro Keyboard Isn't So New

16-Inch MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Scissor Switches Of Standalone Magic Keyboard

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Fix experts at iFixit have given the new 16-inch MacBook Pro its first teardown and found it uses a scissor switch that's nearly identical to the standalone Magic Keyboard and pre-butterfly MacBooks. However, listings on the Apple website (both United States and India) confirm that the company's notebook portfolio is now limited to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. In the video below we get to have a look at the new keyboard design. The feel is so close that a keyboard cap pried off from Apple's official wireless desktop keyboards will fit over a scissor-switch on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple's Butterfly switches were first introduced back in 2015, the same year the Magic Keyboard was announced.

Of course, it's not particularly surprising Apple would use the improved keyboard throughout its lineup, but it's good to have confirmation, and this is the first time we've heard the time period narrowed down.

The return of the scissor-switch keyboard also doesn't appear to have caused any noticeable bloat on the physical design of the overall computer.

All MacBook Pro displays boast True Tone, 500 nits of brightness and a wide P3 colour gamut. 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory is standard on the 13-inch and 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory is standard on the 16-inch. For graphics it has AMD Radian pro 5000M graphics will find.

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro features the same 720p resolution FaceTime HD front cameras as its predecessor, but with a "studio-quality" three-mic setup that boasts high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming.

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The 16-inch MacBook Pro is available to order today (November 13) online at Apple.com and will be available in stores Friday, November 15.

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