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QOTW: Apple Touch Bar or Microsoft Surface Dial?

QOTW: Apple Touch Bar or Microsoft Surface Dial?

So is the Apple iPad following the MacBook Air into the dark?

Cupertino-based Apple has introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality multi-touch display called the Touch Bar.

It is compatible with all Apple software including Messages, Maps, Photos and Pages along with easy access to third party programs such as Microsoft Office and Photoshop making it the biggest new feature on the MacBook Pro.

The event took place just two days after the release of the company's financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter showed a drop in annual revenue for the first time since 2001. The Mac Pro has also been increased to £2999 from £2499.

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Both the 13- and 15-inch models have four Thunderbolt 3 ports. In the upcoming live event of Apple, the company is anticipated to reveal a refreshed line of MacBook Pro, and this will serve as the star of the event.

If you want a laptop with the new multitouch display, it will cost you £1,749 for 13-inch version and £2,349 for the 15-inch Pro.

The new laptops immediately drew some complaints because they use a newer type of port, USB-C, that requires adapters to work with older accessories.

The new MacBook without Touch Bar is availble now, while the more expensive Touch Bar enabled laptops will hit shops in the next few weeks. It is possible to attach multiple power supplies but the machine is only going to draw power from the one that delivers the most power. Touch Bar can be used across a number of applications in a variety of ways, such as being able to visit a website from your bookmarks, directly from it. According to the publication the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2016 will be sold at $1,799, which is $500 more than last year's entry level MacBook laptop. You can also customize the touch bar to display your favorite editing tools. According to PC Mag, the new 2016 model MacBook Pro drastically improves upon the design of the 2015 model MacBook Pro - which has used the same design since 2012.


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