The new MacBook Pro will not have a Touch Bar, a source familiar with the company’s affairs told Bloomberg.
- Apple will bring back magnetic charging after phasing out MagSafe in 2016.
The new MacBook Pro will be the first high-end Apple laptop without Intel components, as the company plans to use its own chip.
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Apple plans to redesign its MacBook Pro, backtracking on some of the current model’s most controversial features, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
While many of Apple’s previous MacBook Pro updates have focused on refining speed and updating the keyboard, the company’s newest model will also feature some exterior style changes.
The company is planning to replace its Touch Bar with physical keys, a source familiar with the company’s affairs told Gurman.
Apple has been testing multiple versions of the product without the Touch Bar. The OLED Touch Bar was introduced in 2016 and has faced some criticism from users that its gimmicky and can accidentally get bumped. It operates as a control strip at the top of the keyboard that can change its functionality based on the application in use.
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The new MacBook Pro will also bring back magnetic charging, according to Gurman. MagSafe, the magnetic power adapter, was phased out of MacBook models in 2016, though many Apple users enjoyed the convenience of a magnetic charger that spared the laptop from unnecessary drops. The magnetic charger would detach from the MacBook when the cord was accidentally yanked.
Over the past few years, Apple laptop charging cables have relied on USB-C ports, with the latest models free of all other types of ports.
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By bringing back MagSafe, the magnetic power adapter, the laptop will…