Actors love to have some political message to impart to viewers at award shows. At last night’s Oscars, Taika Waititi, winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, voiced his own passionate plea — for Apple to change its MacBook keyboards.
“Apple needs to fix those keyboards,” he told reporters. “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 … Those Apple keyboards are horrendous.”
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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Waititi, who sounded incredibly passionate about his point, continued that he found Apple’s keyboards made his RSI issues worse. He even joked that the Writers Guild of America “needs to step in and actually do something.”
Between this and the recent on-stage dig from Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais about Apple’s China manufacturing, Apple must be dreading awards shows. (Well, apart from those Apple TV+ wins, that is!)
Jojo Rabbit writer slams MacBook keyboard
Taika Waititi is, of course, far from the only person to criticize Apple’s MacBook keyboards. Many fans hated the controversial butterfly switch keyboard that Apple introduced in 2016. In 2018, Apple acknowledged that there were problems with its butterfly keyboards — although it said that the issue was limited to just a few units.