Do you think Apple will make an external keyboard with atouch bar?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wozmatic, Nov 9, 2016.

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Do you think Apple will make an external keyboard with atouch bar?

  1. Yes

    20 vote(s)
    69.0%
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    31.0%
  1. wozmatic macrumors 6502

    wozmatic

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    #1
    Surely battery life would become an issue with the potential for a wired version, or at least a thunderbolt connection option.

    Do you think it will happen, why or why not?
     
  2. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    I hope so but am skeptical. Would like space gray too :)
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    They'll eventually want to bring it to the desktop line. I'm guessing when they refresh the units they'll release a touch bar keyboard for it. Battery might be doable with OLED too.
     
  4. Trusteft macrumors 6502

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    If there is a desktop version, I hope they keep the F line. There was plenty of room in the laptops for it to coexist with the touch-bar, there is no excuse to not have it on an external keyboard.
     
  5. ascender macrumors 68020

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    The Magic Keyboard has a more than decent battery life and a very small footprint. A slightly larger keyboard to accommodate the touchbar would have space for a larger battery and so I think it would work. Its the next logical step given Apple Pay on the desktop and the security benefits (plus others) of TouchID. One surely has to be in the pipeline.
     
  6. Seed101 macrumors 6502

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  7. lympero macrumors 6502a

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  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Unlikely i think. They will want to promote the touch bar as much as possible, and there are millions of regular keyboards on the market one can buy if F-keys are needed.
     
  9. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    I'm thinking the battery argument. Seems like a dud.

    Charging a keyboard everyday might not be fun.
     
  10. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I'd settle for new desktop Macs with the existing keyboard and forego a touch bar. :cool:
     

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