I don't know who it was at Apple that thought that a tiny touchscreen would be better than physical keys on the top of the display, but their grip on the design is gone as Apple brings back a physical row of keys.
I think the Touch Bar was there to head off criticism that Macs needed a touch interface beyond the touchpad, but it was a daft idea that was little more than novelty.
Then there's MagSafe.
After making a determined switch to USB-C, Apple has bought the magnetic charging system back under the name MagSafe 3.
And, according to the specs, I don't lose the convenience of USB-C charging because the Thunderbolt 4 ports support charging.
And talking of ports, we get more ports.
Along with MagSafe 3, we get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SDXC card reader, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack.
I haven't used the headphones jack for years, but HDMI and the SDXC card reader will come in handy for sure.
This is a nice selection of ports without going overboard.
Overall, it's nice to see that Apple has gone back to the roots of what made the MacBook Pro a success and is willing to build a system for professionals without all the fluff of something aimed at consumers.
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