I’m not going to get my hopes up, but it appears Apple may finally get rid of the stupid and much-loathed Touch Bar on its 2021 MacBook Pro.
According to trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to replace the Touch Bar featured on its current crop of MacBooks and, instead, revert back to physical keys (among other things) for the MacBook line. I like to think this long-requested change is due to the exact suggestion I made in my review of the 13-inch MacBook Pro last year. (Yes, that’s me taking credit.)
Regardless, the Touch Bar is one of the most useless additions to the MacBook Pro, a feature Apple first foolishly introduced back in 2016. Sure it looks cool, but it’s super unintuitive — adjusting things like volume and brightness requires extra taps, and it’s not even optimized for all apps. What’s more,… Read More