And even today, I still haven’t met a single person who actively liked Apple’s butterfly keyboards. Some detested them and switched to a Windows laptop, some were ambivalent, while most others simply tolerated the butterfly keyboards because they didn’t want to move away from Apple’s ecosystem. But not one ever said Apple’s butterfly keyboards were a major selling point for the MacBook line.


In the end, I think it’s overdue that we call the butterfly keyboard what it really was: a bad idea. Or at best, a good idea with mediocre execution, because even after several revisions, Apple never got it quite right.

Thankfully the nightmare is over, and we can boldly go forward into a future filled with more accurate and comfortable keyboards. That is something I think we can all be thankful for.