Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2016 14:15 UTC
Apple

Since I'm sure some of you are already angrily typing comments about my claim that the new MacBook Pros aren't designed for professionals at all - on purpose! - but for affluent regular consumers, here's Mac developer Michael Tsai's summary of the community's responses to the new MacBook Pros.

I was really disappointed with today's Apple event. It seems like Apple has either lost its way, that it has lost touch with what (some of) its customers want, or that it simply doesn't care about those customers. Developers are a captive audience, and creative professionals can switch to Windows, I guess. Apple no longer considers them core.

There's nothing particularly wrong with what Apple announced. I like Thunderbolt 3. The display looks good. I'm not crazy about Touch Bar, but it does seem potentially useful. The problem is that the MacBook Pro is not a true Pro notebook.

I really think this line is the core reason why the Mac is being neglected:

It has seemed clear for a while that the CEO doesn't really understand the Mac, or simply doesn't like it that much, and that's a problem for those of us who do.

Ding, ding, ding.

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RE[3]: Comment by pmac
by BeamishBoy on Mon 31st Oct 2016 15:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pmac"
BeamishBoy
Member since:
2010-10-27

Maybe this person is right, but it reads to me like another article where someone dismisses the Touch Bar without ever trying it.


To be fair, that's very different to you describing it as "amazing" without, er, having tried it.

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RE[4]: Comment by pmac
by pmac on Mon 31st Oct 2016 15:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by pmac"
pmac Member since:
2009-07-08

I said that having common commands at my fingertips will be amazing, not that the Touch Bar would be amazing. There's a difference between a single feature of a piece of hardware, and the overall usefulness of it.

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RE[5]: Comment by pmac
by avgalen on Tue 1st Nov 2016 08:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by pmac"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

But common commands are already at your fingertips.

They are called keyboard shortcuts and they have been there since forever and programs have supported them since forever and they are mostly standardized or intuitive and can be executed without looking away from the screen to an ever changing mini-touchscreen that is not where the real screen and your eyes are

.....breaths ;)

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