Apple No Longer Sells a MacBook Pro Without a Touch Bar

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  1. denpacs

    denpacs PhilMUG Addict Member

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    With the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro being refreshed with a Touch Bar and other new features today, Apple no longer sells a MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar in its current lineup. In other words, it is no longer possible to buy a new MacBook Pro with a physical escape key directly from Apple.

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    The Touch Bar has been a controversial feature since its debut on the 15-inch MacBook Pro in October 2016, with some critics describing it as a gimmick. The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Prowas until now a way around the Touch Bar, with its physical escape key earning it the nickname of "MacBook Escape."

    https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/0...tPqcYtphtA0BK59uB6av3hRsfBqZnq1Efspo6UWC1ZYzo
     
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    I always felt like the MacBook Pro Escape was Apple's way of clearing our inventory of their old chassis.

    Here in SG, you can only see one on display if you go to the Apple store... Resellers only have the MacBook, Air and Touchbar Pro on display.

    Look like Apple also no longer sells the Non-Retina Air...
     
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    Been planning to buy a MBP 13 since the first quarter of this year. Really glad I waited. Looks like the prices went down too. (y)
     
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    This forces some us to change our working habits. People who use vi/vim on the terminal are in for some adjustments..
     

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