Earlier this week, the repair experts at iFixit opened up the 2018 MacBook Pro, uncovering Intel’s new JHL7540 Thunderbolt 3 controller, introduced earlier this year as part of its „Titan Ridge“ family.
While the specifications for the JHL7540 lists compatibility with DisplayPort 1.4 on Intel’s product database, it’s not as clear-cut as it sounds, as support also relies on graphics, which vary by MacBook Pro model.
MacRumors reached out to Apple for clarification. Here’s what we learned: The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models support DisplayPort at High-Bit Rate 3 (HBR3), a signal standard of both DisplayPort 1.3 and [...]
It has been an eventful few weeks for MacBook Pro keyboards.
Last month, Apple finally acknowledged that a „small percentage“ of MacBook and MacBook Pro models with butterfly switch keyboards may experience issues with „sticky“ or inconsistently functioning keys, and launched a worldwide service program offering free repairs of affected keyboards for up to four years.
The issues are widely believed to be caused by dust or other particulates, like crumbs from a sandwich, getting lodged in the butterfly mechanism underneath the keycaps, which are shallower than those on previous-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with traditional [...]
Following the release of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, iFixit last week tore apart the 13-inch version and discovered the presence of a new silicone membrane underneath the keyboard’s butterfly keys that Apple internal documents have since confirmed has been added to prevent dust and other small particulates from causing key failures.
To give us a better look at the new third-generation butterfly keyboard included in the new 2018 machines and how it works, iFixit has done a much deeper dive, exposing the keyboard to debris to test it out.
iFixit exposed the keyboard to a powdered paint additive that glows, allowing the site to track where and how dust [...]