I Actually Like The MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

My Micro.blog pal Kitt got a new MacBook Pro, and she isn’t thrilled.

First new Apple laptop in 3 years and what the hell happened? Why is the MagSafe gone (it saved many laptops from dives off tables)? And I have to buy new cables for externals? And WHAT IS THIS TOOLBAR ANNOYANCE? #whyyyyy #grumpy #hi

I’ve had the 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for over a year now. I haven’t really piped up in response to the massively critical reception it’s received in my social media feeds. I wouldn’t like to get into it on Twitter, but hey, this is the Micro.blog community. So here are my thoughts about Kitt’s complaints.

1) I too miss the MagSafe adapter for the charging connector. I assume it wasn’t feasible with the new USB-C ports.

2) I do love having four USB-C ports. I really love the ability to plug in on either side of the laptop.

3) Adapters: the price of moving forward. I only have one USB-C to USB-A adapter. It’s fine.

4) I like the Touch Bar for many things, in particularly the volume and brightness controls. For podcasting in particular, it’s nice to have silent keys.*

5) Touch ID is the best, especially for unlocking 1Password. I could not go back.

  • I recently connected with other fans of the Touch Bar at 360iDev. We realized that we all tend to keep quiet about our fandom, so as not to provoke hate tweets…
Jean MacDonald @macgenie