Want to see how a precarious question can be dodged at the most star-studded event? Well, Taika Waititi did just that! He bagged an Academy Award for best adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit at Sunday’s event. When he was asked about the contentious negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the producers’ association he leisurely threw a rant about Apple keyboards. One reporter asked Waititi about what writers should be demanding amongst the negotiations. He bluntly suggested they should demand better Apple keyboards!
He really wants Apple to get better keyboards:
Apple needs to fix those keyboards. They’re impossible to write on, they’ve gotten worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs because a PC keyboard the bounce back for your fingers is way better. Hands up who still uses a PC? You know what I’m talking about, it’s a way better keyboard and those Apple keyboards are horrendous. Especially as the laptops get newer and newer, here’s the latest one, the latest iMac, and the keyboards are worse….We’ve just got to fix those keyboards. The WGA needs to step in and actually do something.”
About Apple keyboards:
To be fair, the director is spot on with this matter. The butterfly design of the MacBook Pro line in 2016 close-to-flush is a big problem for majority users. it is too shallow and narrow. The keys get stuck with the slightest of dust and crumbs. Suddenly, one key becomes less responsive than others. And, the keys don’t feel as satisfying to type on. This is a huge deal for writers. And for one messed up key you have to change the whole keyboard! It is insane. This has been such a massive issue for Mac users that it ended up in court. Twice.
After Waititi gave his somewhat stunning initial answer, he met the silence of the reporters by doubling down on the same complaints. He griped about how writing on the Mac keyboards just didn’t feel as good as the more mechanical-feeling PCs.
However, with all these complaints and negative feedback, Apple already re-adapted to a more conventional keyboard style in the sixteen-inch MacBook Pro.