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Taika Waititi wants Apple to fix their butterfly keyboards

Taika Waititi has pleaded with Apple to fix their keyboards.

The 'Jojo Rabbit' director had a message for the tech giant at the Oscars on Sunday (09.02.20) about the issue with their butterfly keys mechanism on their MacBook and Macbook Pro models, which affected the machines released between 2015 and 2018.

According to The Verge, the filmmaker told press on the red carpet at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre: "Apple needs to fix those keyboards.

"They are impossible to write on -- they've gotten worse.

"It makes me want to go back to PCs.

"Because PC keyboards, the bounce-back for your fingers is way better.

"Hands up who still uses a PC? You know what I'm talking about.

"It's a way better keyboard. Those Apple keyboards are horrendous."

It's not known if Taika is aware that the 2019 model comes with a scissor switch keyboard, however, he added that "something needs to be done" because it has an impact on him when he's typing as he suffers from shoulder problems and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).

He continued: "I've got some shoulder problems.

"I've got OOS [Occupational Overuse Syndrome, a term used in New Zealand for RSI] -- I don't know what you call it over here, this sort of thing here (gestures to arm), that tendon which goes down your forearm down into the thumb?

"You know what I'm talking about, if you guys are ever writing. "And what happens is you open the laptop and you're like this (makes uncomfortable hunched-over-laptop pose) -- we've just got to fix those keyboards. The WGA needs to step in and actually do something."

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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