After the MacBook’s controversial butterfly keyboard fiasco, Apple announced its new 16-inch MacBook Pro with a new keyboard design.
It seems that the Cupertino tech major is overconfident about the new Apple laptops and is downplaying its closest competitor Google Chromebook.
Chromebook Won’t Make You Successful!
Following the launch of the new 16-inch MacBook, Phil Schiller (Apple’s Head of Communications) in an interview with CNET discussed the newly-launched laptop and its keyboard design.
Schiller ridiculed Chromebooks and suggested that students who use Chromebooks “won’t succeed.”
He suggested that the reason students use a Chromebook in a classroom is that they are really inexpensive and are “cheap testing tools for required testing.”
Additionally, he said that even though Chromebooks can be used for testing, they won’t help kids become successful.
In addition to this, Schiller spoke about the feedback Apple received for the butterfly keyboard and how they decided to switch to a different keyboard technology.
He explained how the new scissor keyboard works and suggested that it could be included in future MacBooks, but there is no confirmation on the same.
In another interview with YouTuber Jonathan Morrison, Schiller suggested that SD card slots won’t make a comeback in MacBooks.
You can have a look at the full interview:
However, after the interview, Schiller cleared the air regarding his statement by tweeting that “every child has the ability to succeed.”
Every child has the ability to succeed — helping them to do that has always been our mission. In the full conversation with CNET, we discussed giving kids and teachers the content, curriculum and tools they need to learn, explore and grow. Not just to take a test.
— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) November 13, 2019
MacBooks Seem To Be Preferred!
While Schiller speaks highly of MacBooks and degrades Chromebooks altogether, there is a recent report that suggests that IBM workers are more productive at work with MacBooks than PCs, further hinting that MacBooks are indeed preferred.
For those who don’t know, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is powered by an octa-core processor and features new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics. It has up to 64GB of memory, and up to 8GB of VRAM.
Starting at $2,399, it comes with the new Magic Keyboard and has a new advanced thermal design to prevent thermal throttling.