apple-macbook-pro-1Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros have a unique feature in the form of the Touch Bar. Basically the Touch Bar is meant to act as an extension of the keyboard where additional functions and shortcuts can be accessed. However it seems that there is now a concern that the Touch Bar could be used to cheat in exams.


In a recent notice shared (via AppleInsider) by the Board of Law Examiners of the State of North Carolina, they are requiring that all prospective lawyers about to take the bar examination that if they want to use the 2016 MacBook Pro, they’ll need to make sure that the Touch Bar on the laptop has been disabled.

The notice reads, “This is a notice for all applicants who will be using their laptop at the February 2017 North Carolina Bar Examination. If you are planning to use the newest version of the Mac Book Pro with Touch Bar, you will be required to disable the Touch Bar feature prior to entry into the Bar Examination Site.”

They weren’t specific as to the reasons why, but like we said maybe there is some concern about the potential to use the feature to cheat in exams. So far this is the first we’re hearing about it, but it is possible that maybe other institutions might see the potential as well and could implement similar requirements in the future.

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