Apple listened to its pro users and let go of many ‘fancy’ features, including the touchbar.
- Users and developers never embraced the Touch Bar, and touch typists complained you needed to look at it in order to pick a button.
- Apple’s new MacBook Pro models, announced on Monday, conspicuously lack many of the least popular features from the 2016 design.
- There’s no Touch Bar touchscreen on the new Macs. It’s replaced by traditional function keys that can control screen brightness, media playback, and a big escape key, which is important for programmers.