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Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Unveiled – 45 Second Reviews

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Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Unveiled – 45 Second Review

Today we saw the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 unveiled.

Apple held a second “special event” in as many months. At what point are these not special any more?

Rather than spend 82 minutes of your time watching it, let me tell you all you need to know about it in a svelte 45 seconds…

After asserting that all people unanimously love the iPhone 7 despite the missing headphone jack, Tim Cook announced the future of Apple TV, a single app called TV. It’s like having an app that duplicates what the home screen should do. It makes sense on an iPad or iPhone, though.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Touch Bar
Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Touch Bar

The Apple MacBook Pro 2016 is getting a much needed refresh on the 25th anniversary of Apple’s first notebook. The most notable feature is the Touch Bar, a dynamic touchscreen function and Touch ID bar at the top of the keyboard in place of function keys. The touch pad is much larger and the headphone jack gets a reprieve but standard USB ports get the boot in favor of 4 USB C compatible Thunderbolt 3 ports. Yet another charger to buy…

After a handful of demos we got to see a DJ make music become off beat using the new Touch Bar.

I’m out of time, but do have to address the elephant in the room, these are some costly pieces of hardware. With the base price of $2,400 for the 15″ model, these are not for casual users.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Ports
Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Ports

Thank you for visiting JaredBodine.com, the Tech You need to know. Now I’m off to sell some plasma to help pay for my pre-order. That’s going to cost a lot of blood….

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