Chuq Von Rospach, former Apple employee and freelance blogger, has given his particular point of view on his personal blog on the strategy taken by the Cupertino-based company regarding the Touch Bar and the brand's new high-end laptops.
According to Chuq, the Touch Bar should be something additional that can or cannot be incorporated into MacBooks, but not an imposed technology that, from the writer's point of view, is an extra cost that users pay for a specific advance with no future.
“The current line of Macs forces users to pay for the Touch Bar on high-end devices, regardless of whether they want it or not, and that is a cost that users should not have to pay. I view Apple's latest invention as a technology whose niche has no future. So Apple needs to reverse its policy regarding the Touch Bar across the entire Mac product line and convince us that we want it, or offer other laptop options without it. "
Basically, what Rospach wants to convey is that Apple should sell a 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration without a touch bar.
Regarding the fingerprint sensorAlso featured on the Touch Bar, the ex-Apple employee blogger has the following views:
“With Touch ID, which I love, I have mixed thoughts. As much as I like the convenience and simplicity of the Touch ID sensor, it is not enough for me if it is necessary to have the Touch Bar. Although it significantly saves me time when typing in my passwords, especially using the magnificent 1Password application, it is not a sufficient change to accept the Touch Bar. Also, my Apple Watch unlocks my Mac, so I do not need the sensor footprints for it. Even for Apple Pay, the Watch makes this process much easier. "
Rospach suggests that Apple should expand both the Touch Bar and Touch ID to the entire range of Apple products, including a keyboard independent of the computer, thus making it an optional product that the consumer can choose to buy or not.