Events held on Apple’s campus are my favorite and today didn’t disappoint. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the new Macs, but after getting some time with the MacBook Pro, I was impressed with the new Touch Bar and wide gamut display.
Here are some things that struck me during the keynote:
Apple’s commitment to accessibility is incredible. They don’t see it as a “market”, but rather a responsibility to that community. The company deserves a lot of credit for figuring out ways to make its products accessible to so many people.
Apple TV is moving—slowly, but it’s moving. I can’t wait for Single Sign-on for apps (TV stations), but until then the new TV app won’t be of much use for me. I’m not going to activate every app separately.
Interesting that MacBook Pro comes in only two colors. Perhaps what they think the pros want—and it could be.
It’s clear that size and weight still matters to Apple. They talked quite a bit about it today.
I’m really happy to see the new keyboard (MacBook keyboard) come to the pro. I love that keyboard so much.
The Touch Bar is more impressive than what I thought it would be. It’s not just contextual by app, but by function.
The Touch Bar is configurable, which is going to be great for third-party developers too.
There’s more to the MacBook Pro than a Touch Bar. An entirely new thermal architecture shows the thought that goes into these machines.