Apple Company • Page 483

Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    well it's not the same machine - they've tweaked the keyboard 3 times. All the new machines have the third generation butterfly keyboard.

    The quality programs include every laptop that has the butterfly keyboard.

    To identify your computer's model and to see if it is eligible for this program, choose Apple () menu > About This Mac. Eligible models are listed below.

    • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
    • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)
    • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)
    • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
    • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)[/.bq]
    Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro - Apple Support
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  2. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    oh I'm sure they are working furiously on a new keyboard but they need to get that right this time and it's something that can't be rushed
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  3. yeah but they've been taking the PR hit (not sure about sales but MacBooks have been in decline for like a decade now) and been swallowing the costs for the recall for four years.

    Does it really take that long to create a new industrial design for a keyboard?
  4. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    I have no fucking idea how long it takes. haha
  5. this is arguably worse than when Samsung tried to ship those folding phones, because people actually give a shit about the MacBooks.

    Like on the one hand I'm genuinely baffled to think that Apple could be doubling down on this keyboard for 4 years, and on the other hand, maybe they're really not seeing the failure rates that we think they are.
  6. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    I'm sure the failure rates aren't as high as some online reports BUT considering the last keyboard had basically zero failure rate it's a big deal. And like I said - Apple has tweaked the butterfly keyboard 3 different times so they know it's not also achieving the expectation customers have for the machine.
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  7. I mean yeah, it's definitely not zero now.

    What if Kuo's source got the rumor slightly wrong and they'll be using an updated MacBook again to roll out the keyboard, seeing how the current one was discontinued.
  8. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    I severely doubt the MacBook is coming back
  9. RIP little buddy. I've owned 2. So good.
  10. Either way, the biggest reason I hope for a new MacBook keyboard is so I don’t have to hear every podcast complain about the butterfly keyboard again haha
  11. pauljgreco

    hello. Supporter

    I never owned one but that MacBook just always seemed slightly too small for me when I've tried it in store, but it seems like a lot of people liked it. RIP MacBook Adorable.
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  12. Jony Ive at the MacBook brainstorm-meeting:

    A keyboard, that does-a-not-a type all a-the keys that you're a-pressing!



    No space for ports!

    Trusted Supporter

    I’ve been having the strangest problem with my MacBook over the last couple of days

    When I open the lid without the charger connected, the screen stays black and unresponsive

    Once I plug the charger in, the keyboard will be responsive but the screen will stay black.

    If I hold down the power button to force a shutdown, it stays unresponsive. I have to hold the option, control and shift keys while pressing the power button to force it to restart and then the screen and computer will start acting normally

    Has anyone ever seen or heard of anything like this? Incredibly frustrating issue to have and the appointments available at the Genius Bar are terrible times over the next couple of days

  14. Try doing a PRAM/VRAM reset. A quick google search should be able to get you sorted.
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  15. EntryLevelDave

    "I Would Do Anything For Love" Slaps. Supporter

    Anyone got an Apple TV 4th gen they wanna sell?
  16. The swipe keyboard on iPad is some next level shit

    I might be faster on this than with a regular keyboard
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  17. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    I want an iPad for games, reading, YouTube, doodling, and FaceTime. I’d like to spend 300 and the closer I can get to 200 the better. Any recommendations?
  18. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

  19. Anthony Brooks

    brook183 Supporter

    Dammit, can’t install iPadOS on my old ass mini 2
  20. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

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  21. EntryLevelDave

    "I Would Do Anything For Love" Slaps. Supporter

    Anyone got those smart plugs? If i plug an A/C into it can i turn it off and on remotely?
  22. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    I don't have one but I assume you can turn off and on anything plugged into it
  23. Yes. Does your A/C retain settings when you plug it out and back in again?
  24. EntryLevelDave

    "I Would Do Anything For Love" Slaps. Supporter

    Not sure. I'm moving there in a month so i can't test yet. I guess that's the important thing to find out though. I wasn't sure what questions to be asking the complex.
  25. If you can suss that out your plan should work