“Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar notebooks swiftly surpassed sales of almost every other decent quality notebook in the first five days availability,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Apple has raised its part and component orders with its supply chain partners, telling them that it expects strong shipments to continue until at least the end of the year.”

“Interest in the new Macs appears to be driven by the introduction of the new Touch Bar, which is attracting attention among early adopters who are keen to put it through its paces,” Evans writes. “Thomas Grove Carter, a professional video editor who uses Final Cut Pro X at London’s Trim Editing writes: ‘The more I’ve used [the Touch Bar] the more I’ve replaced certain keyboard shortcuts. Why would I use dual-hand/multi-finger shortcuts if the button was there in front of me? And it’s contextual. It changes depending on what I’m doing. I’m editing picture; it shows me relevant trimming shortcuts. I’m editing titles; it shows me font, formatting and color options.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: The Touch Bar is a perfectly natural extension of Mac’s collection of input devices. Before long, we’ll wonder how we ever did without it!