New MacBook Pro leak reveals incredible keyboard redesign

MacBook Pro
2020's 13-inch MacBook Pro (Image credit: Apple)

Apple hasn't had an easy ride when it comes to MacBook keyboards. While 2015's infamous Butterfly mechanism was incredibly thin, it was prone to various faults, including stuck keys. This year saw it finally replaced by a more robust Magic Keyboard in both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, but now it looks like a much more radical keyboard design could be on its way. 

A new patent application (below) spotted by Patently Apple reveals a retractable keyboard design, which could see the entire keyboard sink into the body of the laptop when it's closed, and return to position when opened – all thanks to magnets. This could allow Apple to create a much thinner machine, which sounds like a winner for digital artists on the move (check out best laptops for graphic design if that's you). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.