Earlier than iFixit does its full teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Professional, at present it has popped open the pocket book to get a primary have a look at the brand new scissor swap Magic Keyboard. We additionally get a fast have a look at the brand new thermal system, 100Wh battery, and extra…
Right here’s how Apple describes the brand new Magic Keyboard within the 16-inch MacBook Professional:
The brand new Magic Keyboard encompasses a refined scissor mechanism with 1 mm journey for a responsive, comfy, and quiet typing expertise. The Contact Bar places highly effective shortcuts entrance and heart, and Contact ID supplies quick authentication. A devoted Escape key permits fast switching between modes and views. And the inverted-T arrow keys allow fluid navigation whether or not you’re flying by means of traces of code, navigating spreadsheets, or gaming.
iFixit notes that as anticipated, the keys of the brand new scissor swap Magic Keyboard are very straightforward to pop off. Meaning it is going to be easy for customers to scrub out any particles that collects over time with out having to take it in for a full keyboard alternative.
And the keys are the identical measurement because the stand-alone Magic Keyboard, making it potential to pop white keys on the 16-inch MacBook Professional. Nevertheless, the stand-alone Magic Keyboard keys are barely thicker than these on the pocket book.
iFixit stated the 1mm key journey feels good and wouldn’t actually need roughly journey for a pocket book.
When evaluating the scissor mechanisms, the stand-alone Magic Keyboard has a barely totally different thickness than the MacBook Professional’s mechanisms. iFixit notes that each appear sturdy and resilient.
All in all, iFixit feels fairly assured that MacBook keyboard woes ought to be resolved with the return to the tried and true scissor swap keyboard within the 16-inch Professional.
Different tidbits from the preliminary look embody that Apple appears to have some further room within the 16-inch MacBook chassis. It has hit the restrict for the battery capability at 100Wh to maintain it acceptable on flights (per FAA) so iFixit notes we might see the long run 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions slim down.
In addition they consider that Apple would have had room to make the RAM and SSD user-replaceable however that hasn’t been Apple’s model for some time now.
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