In its recent conference, Apple presented the latest version of the MacBook Pro computers. The new generation came in two different versions, one with a 14-inch screen and the second with a 16-inch screen.
The new versions have included various improvements and additions, including the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets that come to succeed the very powerful M1. In addition to the new design with the top notch of the screen.
However, Apple has removed a key component of the iconic MacBook Pro, the Touch Bar, and instead has brought back the traditional Function buttons. The company has also added a large number of ports that were not previously present in its computers.
The new release represents Apple’s admission that it was wrong about the future of portable PCs. It brought back the MacBook Pro to what it was in 2016.
Although Apple was the one who added the touch bar, and it reduced the number of ports, it stated during the conference that it had returned the task buttons because users need them, and that it added multiple ports to serve users and their need to connect different add-on devices.
Apple has also brought back MagSafe chargers for the MacBook Pro, which it stopped using in 2016. Most of Apple’s decisions are certainly good, but it does call into question Apple’s past actions.
That’s where Apple’s vision for the future of laptops is what prompted it to introduce the Touch Bar, to reduce ports, and to abandon MagSafe, and it is undoing all these decisions at once.
Also, all of these decisions were a retreat from the additions and features that were introduced. It has brought the MacBook back to what it was from 2012 to 2016.
In previous MacBook versions, Apple introduced very limited ports, which forced the user to rely on external connectors to connect a group of devices and gadgets at the same time, relying on a single USB-C port.
As a result, MacBook Pro computers became thinner and sleeker, but were no longer able to connect users’ accessories and devices. So the user had to always carry a bulky connector with them, in exchange for the thickness and lightness of the MacBook.