It didn’t work, it didn’t work out: Apple will abandon the Touch Bar in MacBook Pro this year

Despite the fact that it is Apple that offers users the largest number of useful innovations that competitors are almost always in a hurry to copy, some of its developments turn out to be very compromise. And this is to put it mildly, because among the users of the brand’s devices, although there are those who appreciate such technologies, the majority still prefer not to interact with them. I will not list them now, so as not to offend anyone. The main thing is that Apple itself understands that it did not work out very well, and does not hesitate to correct its mistakes.

Touch Bar will almost certainly disappear from future generations of MacBook Pro

MacBook Pros due in 2021 will lose the Touch Bar. This was announced by two industry experts at once: TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for the accuracy of his forecasts, and Bloomberg columnist Mark Gurman, who has connections to various Apple suppliers. Their independence from each other can serve as an indirect confirmation of the imminent abandonment of the touchpad, which, although popular among a limited audience of MacBook Pro owners, clearly did not pull on the title of a killer feature.

Opinions about Touch Bar

Apple Replaces Touch Bar with Functional Key Row

Despite the fact that the removal of the Touch Bar looks like a clear downgrade, according to Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman, it will affect all MacBook Pro 2021 models. That is, there will no longer be models with a touch bar in the lineup, which will simply be replaced with a number of function keys … In fact, the understanding of the meaninglessness of the Touch Bar for most users came to Apple gradually, and the first call in favor of the fact that this component would have to be abandoned was the appearance of the physical Esc key, which was previously absent.

In favor of the fact that the Touch Bar was really not needed by most users, their reactions on Twitter say:

Why do you need a Touch Bar

Touch Bar can do almost everything except something useful

In general, there were positive comments on the Touch Bar on Twitter, but the majority is of the opinion that it would be better if Apple never equips its laptops with this panel at all. In the end, she never managed to offer users truly valuable use cases that could be applied by everyone without exception. Of course, you should not take into account any narrowly focused chips that can be used at best 1 time out of 10.

I am very close to the Touch Bar, perhaps because I have never owned a MacBook Pro. However, I never understood its purpose and did not even keep in mind to buy a professional laptop because of this contraption. Not that I was afraid that I would not cope with a laptop without a function row of keys – it just always seemed to me that I was overpaying in vain for a function I did not need. And now, if Apple ditches the touchpad, I want to believe that MacBook Pros will become a little cheaper, and much more users can afford to buy them.


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