Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair

Store

Help
Editing Step 11 —

Step Type:

Drag to rearrange

Hats Keycaps off to this teardown!

Spoiler alert: no butterfly keys in this net, just Apple's fancy new scissor mechanism.

At first glance this looks like the same mechanism found in the 2015 MacBook.

However, according to Apple, they've actually reengineered the scissor mechanism to increase stability and improve key travel. By our best measurements, the new design offers a whopping 1 mm travel distance and totally flat keypresses—or something.

Looks like desktop users will have to wait for the Magic Keyboard 2 for the butterfly effect key.

Your contributions are licensed under the open source Creative Commons license.