I expect that most long-term mac users find using a Keyboard from the past few years from Apple a challenge. Not having to press a key far down requires getting used to.
I use a 2012 MacBook Pro at home. At work I was given a 2016 Macbook. It is thin and light like a Macbook Air and a wonderfully fast computer. The keyboard though is getting rough to get used to.
It seems that I have to hit a key exactly in the middle to get it to recognize it as a keypress. I don’t recall ever having this problem on my current laptop. I am going to take it in and have a genius check it out. Laptops of this age were known for keyboard issues. If he says this is normal then I will just get used to it. However missing keys when I press don’t feel normal so I don’t think its just me.
I have read reviews of people who review laptops with no physical keyboard. One laptop had just two screens and you typed on glass. I would never use that. I know that I won’t have any ability to adapt typing to that surface. Sure it looks cool but how useable is that for the average person?
It is the strangest thing about Keyboards. As laptops and desktops become smaller, people seem to enjoy having huge physical keyboards. The average person doesn’t want to give up a thick, juicy keyboard with lots of buttons they will never use.
Therefore when I see laptops that mess with the classic keyboard arrangement I know that they will never be popular. Apple continues to refine the keyboard. Their latest keyboard has a small black reader at the top right. I think it looks weird and feels weird. I get it. They are trying to save on manufacturing costs and create symmetry but at what cost to usability?
I thought by now Apple would have mastered the voice interface. Really guys what is the problem?
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