Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst focused on Apple's American colossus, has revealed that Apple plans to release new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models in the second quarter of 2020, which will be equipped with keypads. Kuo didn't comment on the size of the new MacBook Pro, but probably refers to the 14-inch model he had recently mentioned, since the 16-inch MacBook Pro was released just four months ago. The new 14-inch model It is estimated that it may replace the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which will stop being marketed.
In addition, Kuo predicts that the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models will have different optimizations costs, but users will not notice any difference. The 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air currently on the market still have "butterfly" keyboards, which are very likely to cause problems. For example, the keys may "stick" or not respond to push of the user after prolonged use. This led Apple to launch a program in 2018 It's free repair worldwide. Apple finally solved this problem by returning to the "clipping mechanism" with the new Magic Keyboard on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which has proven to be much more reliable.
Kuo praised the 16-inch MacBook Pro, noting that customer feedback for the laptop it was better than expected.
As for his pandemic Coronavirus COVID-19, Kuo estimates that MacBook-related vendors' activities will improve significantly by the end of March, thus paving the way for mass production the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models.
If this information turns out to be accurate, then the whole lineup Apple's laptops should be equipped with numeric keyboards by the end of 2020.