A surprisingly new user interface option is certainly provided on the narrow touch-screen display with top of keyboard. The Touch Bar is much worse than the replacement function keys.
Apple replaces the Touch Bar in the new MacBook Pro laptops with the upgraded Apple smartphone, it announced on Monday at its October market event, where it also unveiled a new AirPods 3 and a new HomePod Mini.
When Apple announced the Touch Bar back in 2007, then design director Jony Ive told CNET the device was “the beginning of a much-loved direction.” Now it’s time to end the cycle.
Controlling screen brightness and speaker volume is much slower with the Touch Bar than with the custom keyboard, I need to look down to find the appropriate space.
Apple promises Touch Bar will open up creation with visual controls for DJs, a wealth of emoji options, and custom command menus for Photoshop.
Despite all the improvements, not everything new is better. Even the savvy MacBook Pro owners will be surprised to learn how the Touch Bar shortens battery life and increases the considerable cost of the existing MacBook.