Apple was careful to mention its latest third-gen keyboard in its press release. The added quietness seems a bit underwhelming to our ears, and we suspect there's something more going on.
After three years of key-cap removal, we're able to pop this lid open without damaging the delicate clips, and boy are we rewarded.
As you may have heard, there's a brand new silicone barrier under here.
Apple says this new addition is purely for soundproofing, but it bears a suspicious resemblance to their 2016 ingress-proofing patent—one that might help prevent the keyboard failures we keep hearing about.
This bears further analysis. We'll have a deeper dive on the keyboard situation later in the week. Stay tuned!
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