Touchbar 15" Cool Details

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  1. powertoold macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if anyone has mentioned these things yet, but I'm loving my 15" MBP touchbar. It has a lot of features that Apple doesn't mention:
    • Fast charging: does 0 to 60% in 20 minutes (this is while I'm using it at 70% brightness, so it might be even faster if I wasn't using it)
    • After a week, the USB-C plug is really easy to pull, so it acts a little bit like MagSafe
    • It feels like an iOS device in how easy it is to sleep and wake it by opening and closing the lid
    • Greater battery life with 10.12.2 (or whatever that newest version is)
    • Touchbar isn't very useful, but it's better than the function keys IMO
     
  2. mrex macrumors 68030

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    ?
     
  3. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I think he is saying the charger pulls out of the USB-C port easily. I've noticed this as I've accidentally yanked it out of mine a few times
     
  4. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    Touch bar will probably get better with time, the more developers that use it the better. I wonder if Apple will add new features with next years MacOS, at WWDC. It will be interesting to see how it pans out, I'm sure Apple have a roadmap and haven't gone in blind.
     
  5. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I'm very excited for WWDC this year! I think we will see some cool stuff (and hopefully some iOS iPad major improvements). No doubt Touch Bar will be a big focus for macOS
     
  6. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    I think we will see more pro features for the iPad Pro and maybe more Touch Bar features. I also hope we see a new iMac next year, it won't be at WWDC cuss I know they don't do hardware at that event. I'm looking forward to the iPad Pro 2, new iMac and the new iPhone 8.
     
  7. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Still crossing my fingers for the introduction of Dark Mode across iOS and macOS
     
  8. Scott G. macrumors member

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    Is "fast charging" available only on 15 inch models?
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    You're gonna see force touch for the touchbar on the next models. Guaranteed.
     
  9. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Duet has already released a new version of their iOS app creating a touch bar on the iPad screen, so every MacBook can have a touch bar now as well. Pretty smart, and it's only the beginning...
     
  10. SHOaks macrumors member

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    Should have came with it. Sucks for us early adapters but as long as they keep improving it that's good
     
  11. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    What I find awesome, is the ability to use just about any decent USB-C charger. For instance, at home I have the Microsoft AC-100 USB-C charger. It's meant for the Lumia phones, however it'll charge the MacBook overnight as well.
     
  12. monkeydax macrumors 6502

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    Is there really this feature? 0 to 60% in 20 mins is really quite fast.
     
  13. keviig, Dec 22, 2016
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    keviig macrumors 6502

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    Nope. The 15" tbMBP has a 87W charger along with a 76 Wh battery, which means it's impossible to get a 60% charge in 20 minutes. Even more impossible once you start using it while charging.

    87W charger means it can charge a 87Wh battery in 60 minutes. (87/87=1hr/60minutes)
    It would (if it could charge at full output all the way to 100%(which it can't)) charge a 76Wh battery 0-100% in 52 minutes. (76/87=0.873 hours or 52 minutes)

    60% of 76Wh is 45.6Wh. (45.6/87=0.524 hours or 31.44 minutes)
    By this, the fastest (theoretical) possible 0-60% charge you will get is just over 31 minutes.
     
  14. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Ha! I'm using an old iPad charger with a USB-A to USB-C cable at the office and it holds it charged up during use...lose maybe 2-3% during an 8 hour work day out at a client! Awesome!
     
  15. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Didn't expect that, interesting...
     
  16. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    A 12w iPad charger should be enough for light tasks - I keep realtime power draw in watts on my top bar and Safari+Mail+Spotify at 70% brightness is 7-11 watts for the whole system depending on the heaviness of the site.
     
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    MATHS FTW
     

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