Yesterday, Apple announced their new line of MacBook Pros. They feature thinner frames, faster processors, better battery life, less (zero) usb ports and a new product Apple calls the Touch Bar. Admittedly not the most clever name for this cool piece of tech, but like most apple product names, it will grow on me. i.e. iPad (Think about how ridiculous that name is).
In simple terms, the Touch Bar is a long, multi-touch surface that adapts to what you’re doing on your MacBook Pro. Using Final Cut? The bar lets you scrub through your timeline for editing. Photoshop has shortcuts, etc, etc. The Touch Bar is sure to make some things we do on MacBooks significantly easier and some things more annoying. Those are the facts. It will be implemented cleverly with 1st party apps, but third part will be hit or miss…in my opinion. But, the Touch Bar isn’t a huge selling point for me. See, I was excited for new MacBook Pros whether or not they had this rumored addition.
I bought my first MacBook Pro in the summer of 2012. Its a 15″ beauty with 250gb of ssd storage and a BEAUTIFUL Retina display. Before this little bundle of magic, I had a Mac Mini (2006) and a 27″ iMac (2010). All great devices, but nothing compared to my MacBook Pro. This Read the rest of this entry