- Sorin Astro
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The touch bar is worse than useless - it took away the real functionality and feedback of physical keys. I hit that stupid Siri button by accident all the time, and what I wouldn't give for a proper escape key! The whole keyboard on the 2016 and newer Macbooks was a huge step backward from the feel and function of the previous generation. After living with it for 8 months, I still hate typing on my 15" 2016 Macbook Pro compared to my 2011 MacBook Air. The feedback was so much better on the older keyboard.
Apple has been form over function for some time. It's unfortunate, their quest for sleek and thin, rather than functional. Not only performance, but keyboard ergonomics (and reliability) are at issue with the 2016 and newer models. The same has of course been true of the current Mac Pro - too much form over function, and customers started to turn up their noses. Apple needs to reel in their designers and allow the engineers to build better, more functional machines. The quest for thin and small needs to stop, and reverse course a bit.