Ever since Apple introduced the MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar, it was largely assumed that the company would eventually transition its entire MacBook Pro to Touch Bar. However, for a few years, Apple kept a non-Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro around as a cheaper and more affordable alternative.
When you consider the fact that many people don’t seem to particularly love the Touch Bar, it made a lot of sense that users would prefer to save money and get that model instead. Unfortunately, it looks like Apple has decided to do away with it. The company has announced an updated lineup of MacBook Pros and with it, they have effectively killed off the non-Touch Bar version of the laptop.
The laptop has been updated with Intel’s 8th-gen processors and also has its price lowered, where it will now cost $1,199 for college students. The non-Touch Bar version of the MacBook Pro is not the only MacBook that Apple has killed off today. As part of the company’s refresh, they have also eliminated some of their previous laptop models.
This includes the 12-inch Retina MacBook and also the previous-gen MacBook Air that did not come with Touch ID. This means that if you’re looking for those lower-end laptops, you’d be out of luck.