12. jun Comment: The Touch Bar hasn’t really taken off, perhaps it should be optional?

Comment: The Touch Bar hasn’t really taken off, perhaps it should be optional?

Tech News           06/12/2018 - 8:00pm           by Z.Zachary           100

CNET has a piece today listing five things it thinks Apple needs to do with the Mac line-up this year.

Alongside sorting out the butterfly keyboard issues, allowing a sneak-peek at the Mac Pro, updating the MacBook Air and offering one non-USB-C port on MacBooks, Dan Ackerman asks for … one more thing.

Make the Touch Bar truly optional. It’s not a universally adopted control interface, and plenty of Mac users either don’t care for it or don’t feel they need it.

The least expensive 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar is a full $500 less than the least expensive 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar (yes, there are CPU and storage differences as well). The 15-inch MacBook Pro, however, is only available with the Touch Bar. I’d wager that many potential shoppers would jump at a chance to shave a few hundred dollars off a 15-inch Pro that skipped the high-concept Touch Bar …

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