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Apple's Touch Bar Is Starting Of A Revolutionary Change In Tech History

Apple announced its new MacBook Pro at its "Hello Again" event, held at its campus in Cupertino. And the most visible new feature in the new MacBook Pro was the 'Touch Bar,' a thin horizontal touch screen that sits adjacent to the top row of the keyboard (Yes, it replaced the little-used function keys)

Apple made the new Touch Bar, the star of the event. The company devoted much of the 82-minute keynote showing it off and explaining how it can be used with an array of third-party applications.

Let's take a view, how MacBook Pro Touch Bar feature actually works and what we can do with it.

Apple's Touch Bar Is Starting Of A Revolutionary Change In Tech History

Apple's Touch Bar Is Starting Of A Revolutionary Change In Tech History

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Apple's new OLED 'Touch Bar' will make you need to touch every part of the MacBook Pro.

Apple's new OLED 'Touch Bar' will make you need to touch every part of the MacBook Pro.

It is an OLED strip at the top of the keyboard that acts as a software enhancement, providing additional functions to the apps on MacBook Pro.

This new touch bar responds to both gestures and tap control.

This new touch bar responds to both gestures and tap control.

It also gets featured with a Touch ID fingerprint authentication module on its right side. And this portion is protected by a sapphire glass cover.

It looks like this:

It looks like this:

The items that appear on the 'Touch Bar' will vary depending on the app we are using, or what do we want to do. For instance, say we have Safari open, it'll let us scroll through different favorite sites or open tabs. And, if we are in iTunes, it'll let us control the music. That seems cool now!

And, here's a list of the things, that can be done with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

And, here's a list of the things, that can be done with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.

The MacBook's keyboard may have been Apple's attempt at a blank canvas.

According to Apple design guru, Jony Ive:

According to Apple design guru, Jony Ive:

The Touch Bar has been in development for mare than two years. Do you believe it? 

It's also an expensive add-on.

It's also an expensive add-on.

The 13-inch laptop with a Touch Bar costs $300 more than the same laptop without it.

While emoji and photo filters and Dj apps all looked neat...

While emoji and photo filters and Dj apps all looked neat...

...there's another aspect of the Touch Bar that Apple conveniently glossed over; it looks extremely uncomfortable.

The Touch Bar is about more than just touch

The Touch Bar is about more than just touch

When we are using the keyboard to type and select a command, we're not looking down. 

We have to interrupt our flow, look down, slide your finger along the strip, and then go back to whatever we were doing before. 

Now, it's hard for me to imagine that it would not lead to some sore hands and stiff necks.

Meanwhile on internet:

There're some good reviews too!

Too easy or too stubborn?

Too easy or too stubborn?

Of course, what's convenient is pretty subjective, as everyone has their own preferences, for what kind of setup works for them. On the other side, some developers are excited about the new Touch Bar and the possibilities it opens up. 

What are your views on this? 

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