Apple Touch Bar = Lenovo Adaptive Keyboard?

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  1. MisterAndrew macrumors 6502

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    Uh oh. Apple... looks like someone else beat you to it... a couple years ago...

     
  2. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    So why doesn't all laptops have this now if it was done so well years ago?
     
  3. 0x100 macrumors regular

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    Because people want F-keys.
     
  4. MisterAndrew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lenovo's probably failed because it couldn't do emojis.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Speaking from someone that's STILL dealing with that POS lenovo design, these are CLEARLY not the same thing.

    The lenovo cycles between two icons in each slot on the touch bar, and it triggers them all the time whether you touch it or not. I've replaced 30+ of these machines this year because of how ****** Lenovo's implementation is, confirmed by the fact that they've replaced it with physical keys in the two generations since.

    They failed because of how terribly unreliable and glitchy they were.

    Anyone with an ounce of critical thinking ability can tell that they are two entirely different things.
     
  6. Zellio macrumors 65816

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  7. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    The Lenovo implementation was very limited and buggy, and isn't really the same thing as what Apple implemented. It would be like Apple added a touchbar that only did a couple commands system-wide, and randomly activated things.
     
  8. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Given the choice, I would take the physical keys over the bar, nothing beats real tactile feedback and physical separation. Make it a option (-400$) on the next 15" and up the resolution on the screen to 3360x2100 and they have a sale.
     
  9. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    People said the same thing about the Blackberry and other smartphones prior to iPhone and look where they are now.
     
  10. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Stuck with a crappy on screen display keyboard? They didn't go because they where bad, they went because the room was needed for a better screen experience. The iPad's got keyboards now, wanna guess why?
     

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