What you need to know
- Apple's MacBook keyboards have been downright awful for years.
- They're so bad Taika Waititi let loose on them.
- He was speaking after winning an Oscar.
You'd need to have been hiding under an internet-proof rock to have missed the hate Apple's MacBook keyboards have been receiving in recent years. All of it was justified, and now director Taika Waititi has piled on, too.
He was speaking after winning an Oscar yesterday, and he's called on the Writers Guild of America to get Apple to "fix those keyboards."
The rant was half joke, half bang on the money, and it makes for quite the watch. Waititi's entertaining keyboard-bashing came after he was asked what writers should be asking for during the Writers Guild of America's discussions with directors.
The fact that Waititi feels the keyboards are so bad that they make him want to "go back to PCs" is a real poke in the eye for Apple.
It isn't clear whether the director is speaking about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro with its improved scissor keys or the older, troublesome butterfly keys we've been living with. Either way, this isn't a great look for Apple at all.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.