Touch Bar pixel density

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  1. ccglows macrumors member

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    I've heard people mention the TB is quite pixelated in comparison to the screen. Can someone take a close up macro shot of the TB compared to the screen?
     
  2. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    its less PPI than the screen, all buttons are fine enough for me, but the tab previews in safari look a bit bad
     
  3. BiteSizeThumb macrumors member

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    Took this with my iPhone 7Plus. Best I could do for you.

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  5. ccglows thread starter macrumors member

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    pretty disappointing pixel density, though from where you sit I suppose it's not too bad
     
  6. BiteSizeThumb macrumors member

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    I honestly barely even see the touch bar because I sit so low. Wasn't a selling feature for me. If I could buy the computer without it and save $300+, I'd do it (I have the 15").
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Try Command + Shift + 6 for taking a screen shot of just the touch bar.
     
  8. Make Apple Great Again macrumors member

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    It's obvious Apple will "upgrade" this in the next MBP next year, and probably even add the taptic engine to it (similar to the track pad)...
     
  9. ccglows thread starter macrumors member

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    I can see that happening - most likely they had the ability to put it in the 2016 one but held off to have something to upgrade next refresh :\
     
  10. BiteSizeThumb macrumors member

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  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    That works a lot better than using your phone. ;)
     
  13. ccglows thread starter macrumors member

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    The point was to see the pixel density of the actual physical OLED strip though..
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    https://www.sven.de/dpi/

    According to this, assuming it's valid, the PPI is about 205 (I haphazardly measured my function keys to be around 10.6 inches diagonally, can anyone verify? Don't have the TB obviously), whereas the 15" screen has 220.
     
  14. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Isn't it about the same pixel density as on the Watch?

    It looks more pixelated mostly because of the frosted finish of the cover glass. Ever get one of those "anti-glare" screen protectors for your tablet or phone? Same deal.
     

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