I think a lot of hate for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar comes from I Hate Change-ism or just plain group-think. I think this happens with a lot of new products and tech, and I find it to be obnoxious and repetitive. There, I said it.
Anecdotally, I’ve struck up conversations with a few strangers in cafes and lounges, and they’ve had positive, unique perspectives on it. Generally they like it, they don’t miss the F keys since they “barely” or “never” used them, and they have fun discovering the new or previously hard-to-access features that apps place in the Touch Bar.
But there are also plenty of happy experiences and positive anecdotes to be found. Here’s a brief selection of links I’ve been collecting:
- The Touch Bar makes the Mac more accessible to me – by Steven Aquino
- I really love the Touch Bar as an online grad student – by Reddit user Gigantic_John_Stamos
- I love my 2016 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – Beardo01
- A tip from Dave Murdock about Safari, the Touch Bar, and Picture-in-Picture mode
I hope these can help some people see how the Touch Bar is an improvement for good portion of users.