MacBook Air teardown confirms butterfly keyboards weren’t worth hassle

Apple’s experiments with the troublesome butterfly keyboard mechanism are thankfully coming to an end, but a teardown of the new MacBook Air (2020) is enough to make you wonder why the company persevered with it for so long.

The good folks at iFixit disassembled the new ultra-portable laptop and found the new (old) Magic Keyboard scissor key design has a height differential of just 0.5 millimetres.

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