#33 — Surface Studio and Macbook touch bar
10 things worth reading
|Thomas Seng Hin Mak||Nov 3, 2016|
This week, I have collected some links on the Surface Studio and Macbook’s touch bar. (There are many of them actually, I picked some that’s worth reading)
I haven’t owned a PC since 2004 after I switched to iBook G4. But I would like to buy this Microsoft Surface Studio.
At the same week, Apple releases the Macbook with touch bar. I’ve ordered one, so that I can develop on the Touch bar. Here is the Apple developer guide.
The touch bar and Macbook Pro gets lots of negative feedbacks: Apple’s computer vision looks backward, as others look forward.
This is exactly what I think about the touch bar: “This is an oversimplification, but effectively the Touch Bar is an iOS device — a little computer in a big computer.” — John Gruber
If you haven’t read any of the MacBook opinions, I recommend reading this one: Why Apple’s MacBook Touch Bar was the right thing to do.
I also collected some tweets response on Macbook that’s worth a look:
“Apple is doubling down on their bet” — @yaypie.
“Watch every person interacting with the TouchBar looking like an old person using a computer for the first time” — @dantz
“So basically the touch bar on the MacBook Pro exposes keyboard shortcuts that pros already know” — @benthompson
“Reworking a decades-old mouse-based GUI to touch is very hard & arguably a bad idea anyway. MSFT had to try, Apple has a whole other answer” — @BenedictEvans
“While many are knocking the Touch Bar, I bet its one of those things you will realize is more than useful than you think once you try it” — @BenBajarin
“Apple’s vision of touch on a Mac is to add the benefits of touch closer to where you fingers actually are when you work” — @BenBajarin
I seldom post products news. But this week we have 2 products with touches input that force us to think about how we do our work on computer as at 2017.
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