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As usual, Apple being classic Apple got rid of some of the elementary features one would need on a computer in favour of new tech during its MacBook Pro launch event yesterday at Cupertino, California.
Here are the 10 best and worst features of the new Apple MacBook Pro.
All New Touch Bar
One of the biggest change in the new MacBook Pro is the addition of a new Touch Bar. This new touch-enabled glass strip provides instant access to the keys such as function keys, escape button, brightness control buttons, and audio playback controls thereby eliminating the need for physical buttons.
What's more, you may ask? The new Touch Bar is highly adaptable, meaning it will automatically offer different controls depending on the app you're using. Check out the 10 things you can do with the new Touch Bar here.
Improved Retina display
Though Apple stuck to the same resolution of 1600x2560 pixels which translates to a pixel density of 227 PPI, it has bumped up the brightness level to a good extent thereby making it the brightest display on a MacBook Pro yet. For those who care about the numbers, the new display is 67% brighter, has 67% higher contrast ratio, and offers 25% more colours in comparison to the previous iteration of MacBook Pro.
Thinner and lighter than ever
Despite the addition of a larger Force Touch trackpad and latest internals, the new MacBook Pro is thinner and lighter than ever. A MacBook is never new if it isn't thinner and lighter, right?
Apple first introduced the Touch ID with the Apple iPhone 5s and since its inception the company slowly introduced this feature to almost all of its products. Finally, the MacBook Pro also features a Touch ID. The Touch ID, apart from offering support for Apple Pay, also allows its users to quickly switch accounts which not to mention can come in quite handy.
Thank god, headphone jack is still intact
A headphone jack is a thing now. And thankfully, Apple didn't have the courage to get rid of headphone jack from the MacBook Pro yet, like it did with its latest iPhones. However this may change in the near future, though.
Bye bye SD card slot
Speaking of getting rid of the useful features, Apple removed the SD card slot from the MacBook Pro. Meaning it's going to be quite a painful affair for folks who deal with transferring of photos day-in-and-day-out.
Bye bye again standard USB slot
Additionally, Apple also got rid of the standard USB slot in favour of the USB Type-C ports. Seriously, Apple?
We agree the fact that USB Type-C is going to be the new standard USB soon. But until then, people have to carry additional accessories like a dongle to get things done which is highly inconvenient.
What's more dumbening is the fact that the iPhone users will need a dongle to connect their iPhone to the MacBook.
RIP MagSafe Connector
Though killing of the standard USB or the SD card slot is understandable (owing to the standardisation of new tech), it's downright saddening that the Cupertino tech-giant has gotten rid of the MagSafe connector.
Apple’s logo will not light up anymore
Apple's logo on the back will no longer light up! Okay, this may not sound like a big deal for some, but don't we all love it?
The MacBook Air is probably dead
Apple didn't announce any plans for updating its MacBook Air lineup which possibly indicates that it will be dead in no time.