Experiment of touch bar @ Xcode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by evec, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. evec macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2016
    The Xcode Touch Simulator can view all of software in the computer to show
    the behavior of touchbar included Safari. You also can use the simulator control of hardware such as reduce display led.
    You can install lastest update of OSX 10.12.1 (16B2657) and Xcode 8.1 for experiment.

    I thing it is very good, simple and easy. As not too much animation or movie that made you not force on display. This is designed for a keyboard supplement, not additional display.

    Touch bar is a point that i may remain in Apple world on next purchase but not enough as a reason that i will buy a new machine because of that.

    I wish reduce price of touch bar model in the future.
  2. dekka007hk macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2015
    I still think there are many many great uses as a status display.

    I think the recommendation by Apple not to use it as such is a little restrictive.

    Use it for whatever a developer thinks would be useful to the user. Whether thats a display or function selection...
  3. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    They want consistency in their user experience, which has rather been a hallmark of Apple. For example, if it is established that TB will be an augmentation of keyboard, then I will not expect status on it and won't have any reason to look down on the keyboard expecting some status or responding to some status. TB being an augmentation of keyboard means that I can expect "keys" there, dynamic keys, not "information" and I don't have to juggle between looking up and down.

    I think, with future apps using TB, there will be consistency as to what to expect in which app and we will develop muscle memory to hit that "key" within that app. For example, MS Office Word or say Pages may have a shortcut key next to Escape key to copy text. Slowly, we may have apps where text editors use that same location to put their own "copy text" key. Something like that.

    There are very good uses for the TB. Now, the lack of ports is what we should really be complaining. ;)

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