Jojo Rabbit screenwriter vents about ‘horrendous’ MacBook keyboard

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Jojo Rabbit screenwriter vents about 'horrendous' MacBook keyboard
Jojo Rabbit screenwriter is no fan of Apple's current keyboards.
Screenshot: Variety/Oscars

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.”

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.

Now it seems that it’s getting ready to move beyond it with new MacBooks. However, a class-action lawsuit targeting the hated keyboards is moving forward.