Next MacBook Pro design without TouchBar? Poll.

Will the redesigned MBP have a TouchBar? Why?

  • Yes

    Votes: 30 61.2%
  • No

    Votes: 18 36.7%
  • I am a unicorn!

    Votes: 1 2.0%

  • Total voters
    49

KensaiMage

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May 25, 2017
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Let's bet. Will the redesigned MBP have a TouchBar? Why?

Imo the technology will be reinvented in a better form because it is not so good recently.

Redesigned MBPs should be released in 2020 if apple follows the same standard route. Future MBPs should finally come with 32GB of LPDDR4 and other improvements - are you waiting for it?
 

Superspeed500

macrumors regular
Jul 25, 2013
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Let's bet. Will the redesigned MBP have a TouchBar? Why?

Imo the technology will be reinvented in a better form because it is not so good recently.

Redesigned MBP should be released in 2020 if apple follows the same standard route.
I would say "yes" since Apple is a company that usually wants to create what you need tomorrow, not today.
 

shyam09

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Oct 31, 2010
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"No" is definitely not an option. It can only be replaced with something better - touch screen keyboard with haptic feedback (or something).

I can imagine it now. "We had so many great reviews and emails from users around the world about how much they enjoyed using the Touchbar. So we are pleased to announce, TouchBoard. Instead of having a small bar at the top of your keyboard, we have made the entire lower portion into a screen."

But I think this might come in 2024.
 

turbineseaplane

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Mar 19, 2008
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I don't think so..
I think FaceID will come and the TB and the TID will get axed

(good thing in my opinion - they tried - just not compelling enough to justify the cost and extra complexity)
 

Glmnet1

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Oct 21, 2017
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I can't think of any decision Apple made and then completely cancelled (Ah yes, 2013 MP but that's it.). Also, I don't think Apple sees the TB as a failure, most people see it as a nice feature and are willing to pay a premium for it. Some really don't like it but I don't think they are a majority of Apple's target market.

I personally don't think it's really useful and I find it too expensive for what it is yet if I had to choose between the nTB or TB 13" I'd get the TB for touchID, 2 fans and better CPU.

I think they will eventually lower the price and discontinue the nTB models to increase adoption rates. Haptic feedback would be a nice update they could bring eventually too.
 

Koh Phi Phi

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Nov 15, 2017
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I would love to say YES (because it's completely useless), but I am going to vote NO (because Apple won't admit that it's a gimmick idea with flawed ergonomics).

In fact, I would not be surprised if they double down on the TouchBar by releasing a 2.0 version.
 

duervo

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Feb 5, 2011
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I think Apple will double down on the TouchBar. They’ve never been very keen to publicly admit when they’ve stumbled. They’ve only admitted failure once, as far as I recall, and that was for the design of the trash can Mac Pro. Even then, they didn’t phrase it as a failure. It was more like a, “we could have done even better.”

I’m not waiting for 32GB. Although 8 GB is right below threshold for me right now, and things are running fine, 16 GB would be better, and I can’t see me needing 32 GB before I would get rid of the system (but I could see the 8 GB threshold being crossed before then, given the long term averages for me.)
 

c0ppo

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Feb 11, 2013
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"No" is definitely not an option. It can only be replaced with something better - touch screen keyboard with haptic feedback (or something).
Touch screen keyboard already exists on iPad and iPhone. Use that.
If you need haptic feedback as well, then use Android, since Android has that as well.

But if they ever go that way, and put in touch screen as a keyboard... I would laugh as hard as I can, and would dump Apple for good. Actually, because of TB (and other things as well, like lousy keyboard...) I'm not using MBP at all. Touch screen keyboard would at least convince me to not even consider Apple anymore :)

We can only hope that they eliminate it or make it optional on 15" models.
We can hope, and I do. But knowing Apple, instead of saying they made a mistake, they will double down on their decision.
 
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