Taika Waititi after accepting his first Oscar for the best adapted screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, lashed out at Apple’s flawed keyboards when asked what he thought writers should be demanding in the next round of discussions with producers, while taking questions from the press backstage.
“Apple needs to fix those keyboards, They are impossible to write on they have gotten worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs. Because PC keyboards, the bounce-back for your fingers is way better. Hands up who still uses a PC? You know what I am talking about. It is a way better keyboard. Those Apple keyboards are horrendous,” The Verge quoted Waititi.
But Waititi did not stop right there. He went on to say that the Writers Guild of America should replace all the existing keyboards. “We have just got to fix those keyboards. The WGA needs to step in and actually do something,” he added.
Apple’s butterfly keyboards have been in the news for varies issues like double presses and missed presses.
Apple introduced butterfly keyboards for its MacBook and MacBook Pro from 2015 onwards, with home switches beneath each key that minimize thickness.
The butterfly keyboards are considered one of “the company’s worst design decisions due to their penchant for failure due to small particulates like crumbs or heat issues”.
Recently, Apple received regulatory approval for its next MacBook laptop, possibly a 13-inch device, with redesigned magic keyboard and scissor switches.