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Topic: keyboards

A closer, hands-on look with the 16-inch MacBook Pro's top features

11/18/2019, 12:11 pm

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is packed with new features -- many that go under the radar. AppleInsider goes hands on with all of the best new features and walks through their importance for pro and non-pro users alike.

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Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

11/15/2019, 02:11 pm

Apple has released the 16-inch MacBook Pro to the world, after almost a year of rumors. The most obvious changes are how the keyboard feels, and what the machine sounds like in use.

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Apple's Phil Schiller discusses 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard design versus Butterfly

11/13/2019, 09:11 am

Despite the 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring an all-new Magic Keyboard, Apple executive Phil Schiller says that the controversial Butterfly keyboard will live on.

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Fix for access-granting third-party keyboard bug in iOS 13 coming soon

09/24/2019, 03:09 pm

Apple has advised of an issue with iOS 13 and iPadOS that can cause problems for third-party keyboard apps installed on iPhones and iPads, one that Apple intends to rectify in a future software update.

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Apple is evaluating new keyboard mechanisms to make thinner MacBooks

09/24/2019, 08:09 am

Future MacBooks could be made even thinner by using a slimmer keyboard, by switching out the butterfly mechanism for one where the keys are positioned much closer to the circuit board, reducing the amount of travel and materials required to register a key press and to actuate.

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Hands on: Mokibo is a keyboard and trackpad for your iPad Pro

08/13/2019, 02:08 pm

Just when we thought we've reviewed every third party keyboard for the iPad Pro, a company named Innopresso showcases an iPad Pro running iPadOS with its hidden mouse accessibility feature that can be controlled right on their offering.

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Zagg launches Rugged Book Keyboard case for iPad mini 5

07/18/2019, 03:07 pm

Zagg is releasing an updated version of its Rugged Book Keyboard for the new iPad mini 5 that brings protection and productivity to Apple's smallest tablet.

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Lamenting the loss of the adorable 12-inch MacBook

07/09/2019, 12:07 pm

Yes, you can still buy very light and thin MacBook Air models, but there was something special about that MacBook and Apple just killed it off. We're actually upset.

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Compared: Brydge Pro vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro

06/22/2019, 12:06 pm

Third-party keyboards are really popular for the 2018 iPad Pros, and one of the best selling keyboards are the Brydge Pro and Logitech Slim Folio Pro. Both of these keyboards are available for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Let's compare and see which one is best for what type of user.

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Tested: Apple's updated 2019 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard

05/25/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple made it a point to tell users that the new MacBook Pro has a material change, and has a more reliable keyboard. We put the new updated third-generation keyboard to the test to see how the sound, type, and feel compared to the previous generation and break down exactly what Apple has changed that makes a difference for users day-to-day.

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Editorial: Reporting about the MacBook Pro is failing at a faster rate than the butterfly keyboard

05/22/2019, 09:05 am

In April 2015, Apple introduced its new Retina Display MacBook with a new "butterfly" keyboard design. Some critics didn't like its shorter key travel, but complaints really began to snowball as its mechanism was adopted across Apple's other notebook models. Today it's regarded by some as a major problem, but journalists describing the problem don't seem to really know what that problem actually is, and are misleading users with their reports based on fact-free claims.

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Apple extends MacBook Pro keyboard service program to 2018 models

05/21/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple is extending its service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs to include models released in 2018, and it making it faster for end-users as well.

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Review: Brydge Pro Keyboard for iPad Pro beats Apple's offering in nearly every way

05/09/2019, 11:05 am

The Brydge Pro is a unique third-party keyboard for the iPad Pro that gives Apple's tablet the practical workability of a MacBook.

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Review: Zagg Slim Book Go for iPad Pro adopts a detachable Bluetooth keyboard

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

The Zagg Slim Book Go is a detachable Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro with backlit keys and a function row that can top Apple's own offering.

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Which to buy - Apple Smart Keyboard Folio vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro

04/25/2019, 01:04 pm

With the introduction of the Logitech Slim Folio Pro, iPad Pro owners now have a second option to Apple's Smart Keyboard. For the $50 savings Logitech provides, many will consider it -- but which one should you go with?

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MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboard repairs 'prioritized' for in-store next-day service

04/23/2019, 01:04 pm

Owners of the MacBook and MacBook Pro may find their keyboard repairs are quicker to complete than usual, with Apple Stores instructed to perform the repair at the in-store Genius Bar, rather than dispatching the notebooks out to an off-site repair shop.

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Keyboards, MacBook Pro rumors, Amazon has people listening to you, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/12/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, talking about William's favorite keyboard, the rumored 17-inch MacBook Pro and whether or not it might get a new keyboard when the screen gets larger, Wi-Fi security risks, and the risk of speaking around an Amazon Echo device.

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The TextBlade keyboard is superb, but you'll have to be patient

04/10/2019, 03:04 pm

It's innovative, its test users are all vocal fans, and the TextBlade portable keyboard has officially been on sale since 2015 -- yet you still can't order it today, and get it quickly. AppleInsider visited the company to see what's happened, and whether it's worth waiting for.

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Logitech launches backlit Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 2018 iPad Pros

04/02/2019, 08:04 am

Logitech on Tuesday announced preorders for the Slim Folio Pro, a still-rare example of a keyboard case for Apple's latest iPad Pros.

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Apple's apology for small amount of 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard failures still isn't enough

03/27/2019, 12:03 pm

Issues with Apple's butterfly keyboard mechanism are again popping to the forefront, after a high-profile account in the Wall Street Journal about a failure in a 2018 model, and it is past time that Apple be more forceful about the issue.

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