Apple expands keyboard fix to latest models

Apple Inc. AAPL, +2.57% on Tuesday expanded a service program to address keyboard issues to include its newest line of MacBooks, suggesting the tech giant has yet to work out design bugs for its so-called butterfly keyboards. Back in June, Apple said it would replace damaged keys or entire keyboards for free on MacBooks with defective butterfly keys going back to 2015. The keyboards use a "butterfly mechanism," or V-shaped underpinnings rather than an X-shaped scissor connection for the keys, to allow for a thinner keyboard. On Tuesday, Apple expanded the program to include its latest 2019 model MacBooks, and said it was changing a material used in its butterfly keyboards. The change coincided with Apple’s latest MacBook Pro release. Apple shares were up 2.5% at $187.69 last check, while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.96% was up 0.9%.

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