Here’s an inflammatory take for you: Apple’s new quieter
keyboard is actually a silent scheme to fix their keyboard
reliability issues. We’re in the middle of tearing down the
newest MacBook Pro, but we’re too excited to hold this
particular bit of news back:
Apple has cocooned their butterfly switches in a thin, silicone
I think it’s a stretch to call this a “cover-up” or “inflammatory”, but it certainly gives credence to the theory that improved reliability was in fact a major design goal for this keyboard.