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Apple looking to ditch butterfly switch keyboard

Apple is reportedly looking to ditch its MacBook butterfly switch keyboards.

It's said the tech giant is ready to abandon the controversial mechanism and instead look at a new design to revamp the MacBook Air later this year.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming design will be based on scissor switches, and it will offer better key travel and durability.

It's also reported the new design will feature glass fibre to reinforce the keys.

Although the MacBook is expected to get the same keyboard, Kuo added it isn't going to be introduced until 2020.

In March, Apple apologised after backlash over its butterfly switch.

The company said at the time: "We are aware that a small number of users are having issues with their third generation butterfly keyboard and for that we are sorry.

"The vast majority of Mac notebook customers are having a positive experience."

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