When Apple first introduced the Touch Bar in its MacBook Pro, they heralded it as a new way for users to interact and use their laptops. In theory, it was pretty sound. Having a dynamic touchscreen display instead of physical keys meant that users could do more things with their computers, access shortcuts, and more.
However, its positioning was a little odd and made it difficult to reach. Also, since not all apps support Touch Bar, its use was further limited, and it seems that Apple could be ready to concede that maybe it was not the best idea. This is according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claims that with the company’s next-gen MacBook Pro, we could be kissing the Touch Bar goodbye and see the return of physical function keys.
It is a bit of a pity to see the Touch Bar go since like we said, on paper it sounded like a really good idea, but one that just failed to catch on. Apple would not be the first company to try something new and fail, kind of like its 3D Touch pressure-sensitive displays on its iPhones, which they eventually killed off as well.
However, since this is just a rumor and nothing official has been confirmed, it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt. In the meantime, is anyone else sad to see the Touch Bar potentially go?