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MacBook Pro 2019 release date: Lack of information regarding keyboard change up from Bloomberg report could spell trouble

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A new MacBook Pro 2019 is expected to come out next month, but Apple has yet to announce anything. However, a new report about the device, alongside information regarding the upcoming iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and AirPods, is making its round on the web.

According to Bloomberg, the upcoming MacBook Pro 2019 16-inch model will indeed be the same size as its 15-inch relative but with smaller bezels. If the claims are true, then this would be the biggest display for a MacBook since the Cupertino-based tech giant discontinued the 17-inch variant seven years ago.

Oddly enough, the Bloomberg report didn’t mention anything about the new MacBook Pro 2019 has a new keyboard. This could spell bad news for the device since it’s been widely rumored that Apple will be getting rid of its butterfly keyboard design due to its faulty build.

Why MacBook Pro 2019 needs to get rid of the butterfly keyboard

Indeed, after the butterfly keyboard was introduced to the MacBook Pro 2019 and its kin, there have been numerous complaints about how unresponsive it is after prolonged usage. It’s for this reason that Apple announced a free keyboard repair program for anyone who’s been experiencing the issue. Devices released as far back as 2015 are the ones that are covered by the program.

But while this was a welcome salve for the problem, it doesn’t solve it altogether. It’s for this reason that the MacBook Pro 2019 should absolutely need to part ways with the butterfly keyboard and implement the scissor keyboard that is reportedly far more reliable and sturdy, Laptop Mag reported.

MacBook Pro 2019 will likely retain the Touch Bar feature

Another concern that may be plaguing the upcoming device is that it will supposedly be aimed at professional workers. This could mean that the 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 will be tagged with a higher price point than its predecessor. There was also no mention about the Touch Bar.

The feature has been heavily criticized by users due to its seemingly lackluster functions and the strip being overly sensitive that usually results in launching accidental actions. Of course, since Apple has yet to confirm anything, it’s best to wait until they make an official announcement about the specs of the MacBook Pro 2019. The good news is that we won’t have to wait long since a new line of MacBook Pro would usually come out in September.

By J Russ Isberto
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