After having the fans spin up (sometimes just from browsing youtube videos) on my two week old MacBook Pro the butterfly switches started to melt. They get stuck and sometimes don’t even register a click.
After letting it cool down, the keys go back to normal. From what I’ve read on a couple mac forums and articles, if you keep using it while its hot the keys will get permanently damages…so I returned the MacBook Pro.
The Apple store people told me its a rare issue in some early 2017 models. If you have this issue return it or swap it out while your under warranty!
Overall, I’m quite dissapointed with the new 2016-2017 13 inch Macbook Pro’s. The fans are much louder and the computer gets a lot hotter than my old 2015 Macbook Pro 13. The main reason I was upgrading was to the new model was to get a larger trackpad, usb c, and better performance. While it did perform slightly better, it got way to hot way too fast. I know having no legacy ports is a big issue for some, but most of my devices except for my iphone are now usb c, so that was fine with me. I just simply pruchased a lightning to usb c cable off Amazon and was good to go.
Also, the new model is slimmer and lighter but the 2015 wasn’t exactly bulky to begin with. I thought about upgrading to the 15 inch to get a quad core processor, but the base model starts at $2500! Not to mention, its not as portable.
I will say Apple support is fantastic, they imediately took the computer back and refunded my my money without any hassle. Other, laptop manufauters like DELL are lot more difffuclt to deal with.
In the end, I bought a used 2015 iMac 5k and iPad 2017 for less than what I paid for the 2017 Macbook Pro 13 and I’m quite happy! Maybe once I start working as a full time developer I will purchase the 15 Macbook Pro and a 5k monitor or ultrawide monitor, but for now I’m happy with just remoting into my iMac with iPad when I’m on the go.
Here’s a video I recorded of the sticky key problem: