Fresh reports reaffirm the rumors of the M1X/M2 MacBook Pro ditching the Touch Bar. The OLED strip on the MacBook Pro has had mixed reactions so far. Now, display experts at DSCC reaffirm that Apple is likely to get rid of the touch bar from the MacBook Pro.
The DSCC report states that the Touch Bars had an 18% unit share and a 1.2% revenue share in the first quarter of 2021. It goes further to say that this share will be replaced by the upcoming OLED iPads, which Apple is expected to launch in 2022.
No Touch Bar On The 2022 MacBook Pro
The introduction of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was also the death of MagSafe in the MacBook lineup. Now that the Touch Bar is expected to go away, there are rumors of MagSafe coming back to MacBooks again. We’ve thoroughly covered everything you need to know about the upcoming MacBook Pros with the M1X/M2 chips.
However, DSCC’s report confirms the removal of the Touch Bar in particular. It also means that the function keys will be coming back to the Pro. Here’s an excerpt from the DSCC report.
Touch Bars continue to be the #3 application with a 18% unit share and 1.2% revenue share in Q1’21. We expect Touch Bars to be exceeded by tablets when Apple starts the adoption of the 10.9” AMOLED iPad. Further, our sources suggest that Apple may cancel the Touch Bar in the future.DSCC report.
Other than ditching the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, Apple is expected to release the next-generation M2/M1X chip. New rumors suggest these two are separate chips, meant to widen the gap between MacBook Pro And Air. Lately, the MacBook Air has caught up so well, that we were also questioning whether anyone needs a MacBook Pro anymore. With the upcoming MacBook lineup, the answer to this question seems to be changing again.