According to Taiwanese media DigiTimes, Apple may release a scissor-designed smart keyboard accessory for the next generation of iPads or iPad Pros. But details are unclear. In July 2019, Tianfeng International analyst Guo Said, the design of the iPad’s smart keyboard will not change, rather than switch to a scissor design. Mr. Guo’s prediction is the opposite of today’s report.
Apple used a butterfly keyboard design in the MacBook Pro, released in 2016, but problems with the butterfly keyboard caused the problem. In the end, Apple switched to a scissor keyboard design in its 16-inch MacBook Pro, released last October.
Mr. Guo also predicted that the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, to be released in 2020, would feature a scissor keyboard.