Report: 2020 MacBooks Will All Get Scissor Keyboards

MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard
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Apple's butterfly switches may not be long for this world. According to MacRumors, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a report that Macs coming in 2020 will use a scissor mechanism in lieu of the butterfly switches on the current Mac laptops.

The scissor switches were already rumored for a 16-inch MacBook Pro that may ship as soon as this month.

The low-profile butterfly keyboards were divisive, and some units faced problems with dust and debris. Apple made changes to the mechanism in an attempt to protect the switches, and offers a Keyboard Service Program that covers any MacBook with a butterfly keyboard for four years, even if the laptop is out of warranty. 

Kuo's prediction is that the new MacBooks will show up in the second quarter of 2020.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon