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What Replacement Key Do I Need For My 2018 MacBook Pro?

By Thomas Budge published on 15 May 2020

So, you need a replacement key for your 2018 MacBook Pro? Have you been working so hard you’ve worn the letters off your keyboard? You’ve come to the right place! We have replacement keys for many models of the MacBook Pro including the 2018 models so you’re in luck.

Finding the right 2018 MacBook pro replacement key

Before purchasing a replacement key it’s important to find out exactly which model you own to make sure the correct key is purchased. You can start by using the table below. If you can see your laptop here, then you can use either Macbook Pro A1989 Replacement Key or MacBook Pro A1990 Replacement Key.

LaptopFamilyModel
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i7” 2.2 Touch/2018Mid-2018 15″ (Touch Bar)A1990 (EMC 3215)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i7” 2.6 Touch/2018Mid-2018 15″ (Touch Bar)A1990 (EMC 3215)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i7” 2.6 Touch/2018 VegaMid-2018 15″ (Touch Bar)A1990 (EMC 3215)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i9” 2.9 Touch/2018Mid-2018 15″ (Touch Bar)A1990 (EMC 3215)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i9” 2.9 Touch/2018 VegaMid-2018 15″ (Touch Bar)A1990 (EMC 3215)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i7” 2.6 Touch/20192019 15″ (Touch Bar)*A1990 (EMC 3359)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i9” 2.3 Touch/20192019 15″ (Touch Bar)*A1990 (EMC 3359)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i9” 2.3 Touch/2019 Vega2019 15″ (Touch Bar)*A1990 (EMC 3359)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i9” 2.4 Touch/20192019 15″ (Touch Bar)*A1990 (EMC 3359)
MacBook Pro 15-Inch “Core i9” 2.4 Touch/2019 Vega2019 15″ (Touch Bar)*A1990 (EMC 3359)
MacBook Pro 13-Inch “Core i5” 2.3 Touch/2018Mid-2018 13″ (Touch Bar)*A1989 (EMC 3214)
MacBook Pro 13-Inch “Core i7” 2.7 Touch/2018Mid-2018 13″ (Touch Bar)*A1989 (EMC 3214)
MacBook Pro 13-Inch “Core i5” 2.4 Touch/20192019 13″ (Touch Bar)*A1989 (EMC 3358)
MacBook Pro 13-Inch “Core i7” 2.8 Touch/20192019 13″ (Touch Bar)*A1989 (EMC 3358)
2018 MacBook Pro List

Don’t know your model number? You can find out information on about your MacBook by clicking the Apple Menu () > About This Mac. Here you will find what year your laptop was manufactured and also the spec. But an easier way might be to turn your laptop upside down and look at the model number on the underside. We’ve got just the article to show you exactly where to look: Where is my MacBook model number?

Where can I purchase a 2018 MacBook Pro replacement key?

Have just the key you need in stock right here at Mac Replacement Keys. All our key replacements are shipped out next working day, tracked and with free delivery within the United Kingdom. We also ship worldwide too! If you need any further assistance finding the right key please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly support team: help@macreplacementkeys.com

A little bit about the 1989 and 1990 keyboard

As found by ifixit.com, the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard is almost identical to that of the previous generation laptops in 2016 (A1706, A1707 and A1708). Apple struck controversy when the initial butterfly keyboard design began failing immediately. The keyboards failed to such an extent that Apple was forced to acknowledge it and launch a repair program. The 2018 MacBook Pro keyboards feature a redesign and feature a silicone layer to protect the keyboard from dust and crumbs.

2016 macbook pro replacement key Option key (left) vs 2018 macbook pro replacement key Option Key (right)
2016 Option key (left) vs 2018 Option Key (right)

As well as a new keyboard design, Apple also changed the appearance of certain keys in 2018. The new 2018 keyboard features taller symbols on the Option keys. As well as symbols changing, the butterfly clips have also had a slight redesign.

What does this mean?

So, although the new 2018 keyboard does closely resemble that of the previous generation there are some subtle differences to remember. When purchasing your 2018 MacBook Pro replacement key it is important to opt for the right replacement.