Apples redesigned MacBook Pro keyboard uses new method for repelling dust, reports iFixit
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Apples new MacBook Pro keyboards are slightly quieter than the ones found in the previous iteration of the laptop. But the companys silence on the mechanisms widespread mechanical issues, which Apple first acknowledged with a repair program last month, has left many scratching their heads and wondering if the new laptops largely unchanged keyboard is susceptible to dust and crumb contamination under the hood.
Now, iFixit says its uncovered something that indicates that the new MacBook Pro keyboards use a silicone membrane underneath each individual key to keep dirt and other unsavory particles from finding their way under the keyboard and locking it up. The repair organization dismantled a new 15-inch MacBook Pro keyboard to…