Apple’s new MacBook Pro is not only faster than prior versions, but it also has a fresh design that caters to the preferences of its users. While the HDMI port and SD card reader have been restored, the display now has a notch, and the Touch Bar has been removed. People either like or dislike this new design, but both sides have concerns about Apple’s new MacBook Pro design. At least two of these have now been clarified by Apple officials.
The two most pressing questions at the moment are about the lack of Face ID on the MacBook Pro despite the implementation of a notch on the display, and why the MacBook Pro still does not have a touchscreen input, despite the fact that there is a wide range of Windows laptops and Chromebooks with touchscreens.
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s VP of Mac and iPad product marketing Tom Boger took up the question related to Face ID. He said that Touch ID is better suited for the laptop form factor. “Touch ID is more convenient on a laptop since your hands are already on the keyboard.”
This argument, however, has not received the good response Apple may have hoped for. Face unlocking, such as Windows Hello on PCs, is handy since you operate the laptop by looking at the screen, which is always simpler than reaching for the fingerprint sensor.
The design of the MacBook Pro is mostly beneficial to producers since it restores more connectivity ports while increasing screen space. However, developers prefer features such as face unlocking and touchscreens. For the time being, Apple appears to lag behind Windows PCs and Chromebooks in terms of usability, owing to touchscreen display technology and face unlocking.