New 14 “and 16”MacBook ProWhile praised, there are some who regret not introducing touch screens and Face ID.
Apple executives answer an interview with The Wall Street JournalWhy not bring touchscreen and Face ID to your MacBookIs talking about.
Mac is fully optimized for indirect input
On Windows laptops and Chromebooks, touch screens are now “natural”. However, Apple has stubbornly denied its adoption in the MacBook, with the touch screen only on the iPad.
John Turnas, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Apple’s Hardware Engineering, told The Wall Street Journal:
We have the best touch computer in the world for iPad. Fully optimized (iPad for touch screens). And the Mac is fully optimized for indirect input. I can’t think of any reason to change this.
Touch ID is more convenient for laptops
So what about Face ID?New modelMacBook ProThe “notch” on the display looks like a sign of Face ID.
However, Apple seems to think that Touch ID is better than Face ID for the form factor of laptops (MacBooks).
Tom Bowger, Apple’s VP of Mac and iPad Product Marketing, said in an interviewTouch ID is more convenient on laptops because your hands are already on the keyboard“.
There are no plans to add a waterproof function to the MacBook.
Source: WSJ via 9to5Mac