According to iFixit, Apple made two changes to the new keyboards that are on its just-announced, spec-bumped MacBook Pro. The changes seem to amount to a new material underneath the key on the switch cover and a new dome switch that might be more resilient. And though it’s much too early to say whether or not those changes will make a difference in improving the keyboard’s reliability, what is clear right now is that Apple is still just tweaking its design instead of overhauling it.
Apple could do themselves a solid by getting my friends (Hi Dave!) at the Apple “shake and bake” lab to put out a video showing them torture testing these new keyboards. It would help ensure a bit of consumer confidence in this latest iteration.