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We peel up the top layer of mysterious fabric (we think it's nylon—our teardown engineer notes that it feels like a windbreaker) to find blank keys.

Perhaps Jony Ive was worried about your keyboard getting get too cold?

Moving past the fabric, we begin prying out the individual keys and get our first glance at the dome switches underneath.

As Apple stated during their keynote, these switches are the same as those found in the 2015 Retina MacBook.

One design choice we like is the placement of a stiffening weight in the spacebar.

The addition of this bar means the spacebar key can register a push no matter where you tap on it. No wobbly spacebar woes here.

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