Apple really needs to improve its keyboards. This is the first thing Oscar winner Taika Waititi told journalists during a press conference after the show, explaining that the “horrendous” experience makes him go back to a PC.
Waititi, who won an Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay after writing Jojo Rabbit, was asked by the press what are the things writers should discuss with producers the next time they meet.
“Apple needs to fix those keyboards,” he quickly responded.
The Oscar winner hasn’t clearly mentioned the Apple device that he was talking about, but he did suggest that the MacBook is the one whose keyboard is getting worse with every generation.
“They are impossible to write on, they’ve gotten worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs. Because PC keyboards, 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. Those Apple keyboards are horrendous.”
Waititi continued to reveal that he already experiences shoulder pain and a bad keyboard design makes the whole thing even more uncomfortable when typing.
“I’ve got some shoulder problems. I’ve got OOS, I don’t know what you call it over here, this sort of thing here, that tendon which goes down your forearm down into the thumb? You know what I’m talking about, if you guys are ever writing. And what happens is you open the laptop and you’re like this? We’ve just got to fix those keyboards,” he continued.
Apple has come under fire several times in the last few years for the keyboard design on its laptops. The butterfly keyboard, however, has been replaced with a new design on the 16-inch MacBook Pro that launched last year, with Apple itself saying the improvements in this area were all based on feedback from users.
Taika Waititi jokes about what writers should be asking for in the next round of talks with producers: “Apple needs to fix those keyboards. They are impossible to write on. They’ve gotten worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/vlFTSjCfZm
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