At Apple’s event today, a new MacBook Pro was introduced. It is “revolutionary” and the thinnest and lightest MBP yet. Touch ID is integrated into the power button. The display is given a brightness boost. Oddly, they’re using a 6th generation Intel processor rather than the 7th generation Kaby Lake CPU. Other features include a larger Force Touch trackpad, a responsive keyboard, and louder speakers. Another drawback for the new laptop is that it removes all of its ports (USB, HDMI, power, SD card, Thunderbolt) in place of four USB-C type Thunderbolt ports and a headphone jack.
The biggest new feature is the Touch Bar, which replaces the row of function keys with a touch display that adapts to the active app you’re using or as notifications pop-up. Microsoft has announced that Office for Mac has added Touch Bar support. Other developers can use this feature with the NSTouchBar object in AppKit.
See the Apple press release for more details.
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