I still think this was an over-dramatized problem.
If you eat/drink while working at a keyboard you can get stuff between the keys and either get them sticky or completely broken. Some actions can just cause issues but if you handle the thing properly then you have nothing to worry about.
Those keyboards broke because of small dust particles, nothing related to liquids, people are using the laptops as before but this time the keyboards are to fragile.
The issue with Apple is that they sell products with defects and then refuse to replace them for free until they have to because of lawsuits.
Apple acknowledged that it made fragile phones that can bend, if you do not know people that had this issue does not mean that only a few people have issues, as you read in the article Apple made some changes in the way the phone is built to patch the problem, they would not have changed the production line for a few cases only,
I didn't specify which keyboard. Even mechanical keyboards can be affected by this. I wasn't referring specifically to the new Macbook butterfly keys.
Most mechanical keyboards are basically protected from dust entering the physical area of the switches due to a hat-like dome formed by the keycap itself. On top of that a lot of the switches are closed and rated for minor dust exposure (cherry's can with stand some water and dust internally)
I've never heard of a keyboard failing because of dust with the exception of Apple's MBP keyboards.
But that is not the problem. The problem is really that the keyboard is susceptible to a problem that 99.9% of other keyboards are not, even on laptops.
A complete failure of operation because of dust is inacceptable on a device that will be expose to a lot of environmental dust from being in laptop bags or having people carry them around to eat or similar.
Of course they did. There's no such thing as a phone that cannot bend, because nobody wants to carry around a phone made of 1" plate steel. But even 1" plate steel would bend.
We will see what happens after Apple is found guilty and what apologies will the fans find.
Hardware and software can have problem, Apple is not perfect so why do you feel the need to defend it.