Wait a minute... the Touch Bar has a BEZEL?!

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  1. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    The Regent Street store has two of the new Pros on display (behind plastic, unfortunately, so no touching).

    But I realised that the touch bar stops a good half-inch from the left edge and has top and bottom bezels too. It's not seamless like the renderings imply and in direct light is quite ugly.

    This is especially annoying for the Esc key which will not be in the normal position.

    Has anyone else noticed this? I ordered one yesterday but this has put a sour taste in my mouth...

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  2. andreyush macrumors 6502

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  3. cibonak macrumors regular

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    Holy ****
     
  4. juannacho macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure the gaps at the ends are for touch ID functionality? Certainly at least the right end, so maybe they did it on the left for symmetry...?
     
  5. Brookzy thread starter macrumors 601

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    The Human Interface Guidelines actually imply that it is an edge-to-edge display with no thick left-hand bezel:

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    However, surely the 'System button' could be an Esc key, and when Apple shows the Touch Bar with the Esc key it is indented:

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    So either:
    • There is a horrid left-hand bezel and the guideline diagram above is misleading, or
    • Apple is ignoring their own guidelines.
     
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  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure it's just to make it symmetrical due to the TouchID button on the right hand side.
     
  8. syan48306 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally i would have preferred a physical escape key and then the touch bar.
     
  9. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    No that only shows the active display, without bezel.

    This is the correct answer.
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    Agreed, two physical keys, one for escape, and one for touchid/power. Touch strip in between.
     
  10. Brookzy thread starter macrumors 601

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    I've just confirmed with someone who would know: there is definitely a left-hand bezel. Sucks.
     
  11. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe 2 finger print sensors?

    What about the lefties?
     
  12. Brookzy thread starter macrumors 601

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    There is definitely not two Touch ID sensors.
     

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