Apple’s newest generation of butterfly switch membrane keyboards are once again under scrutiny following a video posted by YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger of the Unbox Therapy channel (opens in new tab).
In a new video posted over the weekend, at the time of writing, Hilsenteger demonstrates a serious keyboard issue with his 2018 MacBook Air. At random times when Hilsenteger presses the keyboard’s ‘E’ key, the system registers it as two presses.
Also, when typing words or sentences, the keyboard randomly inserts additional ‘E’ presses into them after a single press of that key. Unfortunately, Hilsenteger says that the macOS autocorrect feature does not recognize these errors.
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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of these third-generation butterfly keyboards producing errors and other issues. In fact, Hilsenteger’s video contains a screenshot of TechRadar sister site LaptopMag’s own previous coverage (opens in new tab) of the problems.
While we didn’t notice this problem in our full review, these issues were widely expected to be resolved with the new generation of Apple’s custom butterfly hinge keyboard housing. Judging by this video, there appears to be more fixing in order.
Of course, one of Apple’s Geniuses should be able to make it better if your MacBook Air is among the affected. Apple has yet to issue a statement on the matter, so we’ll keep an eye on any developments here.
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Via LaptopMag (opens in new tab)