About five years after the introduction of Touch Bar, Apple has not used this touch technology in the new generation MacBook Pro that was unveiled tonight at the “Unleashed” event.
The Cupertino-based tech giant today unveiled a new version of the MacBook Pro in 14-inch and 16-inch models that take advantage of a variety of features. Notable specifications of these laptops include the use of proprietary chips M1 Pro and M1 Max, but this time Apple will change its laptops with another change compared to previous generations. Has launched the market And these devices do not use touch bar technology.
In previous years, the touch bar, or “touch bar above the keyboard,” was one of the differences between the MacBook and the market-leading laptops with the Windows operating system. But the technology also had its opponents, who were not satisfied with the lack of some buttons on the top of the MacBook keyboard. However, Apple fixed the reported problem in 2019, but this time it did not use the touch bar at all.
For the first time in 2016, Apple replaced the touch bar on the top row of regular keyboards, which was commonly used for some functions such as volume adjustment, but this technology has not been used in any device other than the MacBook Pro. .
Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief industrial design officer at the time, said when he introduced the feature that Touch Bar was the beginning of a fascinating journey that combines keyboard inputs. Now, with the introduction of the new MacBook Pro, 2021 seems to be the end of the road.