MacBook Pro 16″: Keyboard riveted to top case again
ifixit has taken a close look at the new 16″ MacBook with a new keyboard: the keyboard is again not easy to repair.
So Apple still doesn’t take sustainability and ease of repair too seriously. Like its predecessor with the butterfly keyboard, the MacBook basically consists of only three essential components: the display, the logic board and the top case, in which the battery and speakers are glued and the keyboard is fastened with rivets. So Apple replaces half the MacBook for a defective keyboard.
This might have caused quite high service costs due to the susceptibility of the butterfly keyboard. Now Apple apparently assumes that the “new” keyboard will last longer and these costs will no longer be incurred. For example, the keyboard with scissor mechanism is not included in the keyboard repair program. However, if you spill liquid on the keyboard or need a new keyboard for some other reason, you still pay for a complete topcase.