Filmmaker Taika Waititi slams Apple keyboards and calls them “impossible to write down” during the interview
Filmmaker Taika Waititi shoots Apple keyboards that they call ‘impossible to write down’ during the interview after the Oscar
- Waititi hit Apple’s keyboards in an interview with Oscars
- The writer / director called the keyboards of the company “almost impossible” to use
- Apple’s Butterfly keyboards hate holding and overheating
If the 92nd Academy Awards had a category of “least favorite keyboard,” we can say with reasonable certainty that at least one of Hollywood’s elite would vote for Apple.
Apple’s disgusted Butterfly keyboards came into the spotlight during a post-Oscars interview with filmmaker, Taika Waititi, the writer and director of ‘JoJo Rabbit’, who won an Oscar on Sunday night for the best adapted scenario.
In response to what the writer should ask producers in an upcoming negotiation round, Waititi focused on Apple’s widespread Butterfly keyboards.
Waititi took a question about upcoming negotiations between producers and the WGA to bash Apple’s keyboards on Sunday evening
“Apple needs to fix those keyboards. They are impossible to write down, they have become worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs. Because PC keyboards make the bounce-back much better for your fingers, “Waititi said.
“Those Apple keyboards are terrible. Especially when the computers, as the laptops keep getting newer … the keyboards are worse. “
Waititi also added jokes that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) should intervene to help solve the problem.
“We just have to fix those keyboards. The WGA must intervene and actually do something, “he said.
Although we are not sure which model Waititi uses, Apple’s Butterfly keyboards, used in different versions of MacBook, have become one of the most disgusting features of the company to achieve production.
Among other things, the Butterfly keyboard – named after the part under keys that looks like a butterfly – has been ridiculed by consumers and reviewers for easy breaking, partly by dust and other particles that find their way under the surface of the board.
Apple’s Butterfly keyboard mechanism (see photo on the right) was increasingly detested by many customers who were holding and overheating
Keyboards were found not only to break down, but also to overheat and encounter problems with pasting or repeating keys.
Apple tried to solve the dust and particle problems in its computers – some of them around $ 3,000 – by adding a thin silicone layer under each key in 2018, but the problems persisted for customers.
As a result of the problems, Apple eventually expanded its keyboard service program in May with more than a dozen models of MacBook computers made between 2015 and 2019.
The latest MacBooks from Apple use a more traditional scissors-shaped keyboard instead of the Butterfly.