Apple May Release Smart Keyboard With Scissor Switches Alongside 2020 iPads
Apple may release a Smart Keyboard with a scissor switch design for its next-generation iPad or iPad Pro models, suggests Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, although full details are not available yet.
A paywalled preview of the report vaguely claims that “Apple’s next-generation iPad series reportedly will feature a scissor switch keyboard,” which is presumably referring to an accessory rather than a built-in hardware keyboard. The full report should be released tomorrow with more details.
In July 2019, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that iPad keyboards would stick with a rubber dome design rather than scissor switches in 2020-21, adding further uncertainty to this report.
Apple switched to a butterfly mechanism for its MacBook Pro keyboard in 2016, and after years of issues with sticky or unresponsive keys, it finally returned to a scissor switch design with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro last October. Kuo expects the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air to follow suit in 2020.
We’ll update this post when the full report is released.
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