“What fury hath Apple wrought with the new MacBook Pro? Its latest notebooks feature a thinner, lighter faster version of a flagship that out-Airs the MacBook Air — one with an updated display, the latest port technology, and a trackpad large enough to be used as a skating rink,” Ross Rubin writes for ZDNet. “Furthermore, its higher-end models offer the Touch Bar, perhaps the most intriguing notebook user interface device since the trackpad’s debut.”

Rubin writes, “And yet, the new MacBook Pros couldn’t draw more consternation if each came preloaded with a certain real estate magnate’s tax returns and a former Secretary of State’s deleted e-mails.”

“The company has drawn more ire for not allowing an upgrade to 32 GB of RAM. While Apple may well offer high-memory configurations in the future, it must be convinced that there’s enough market demand for such a product given the MacBook Pro’s already high prices,” Rubin writes. “That Apple continues to avoid putting a touchscreen on the Mac should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed both its reaction — and the market’s reaction — to touch-enabled laptops.”

The all-new MacBook Pro introduces the revolutionary Touch Bar, but ditches the classic Mac startup chime

The all-new MacBook Pro introduces the revolutionary Touch Bar, but ditches the classic Mac startup chime

“When you buy a Mac, you are not just buying a productivity tool. You are buying a product that exists as an expression of Apple,” Rubin writes. “In many cases, those protesting some Apple shift such as removing legacy ports are not avoiding the acceptance of Apple’s Mac decisions, just delaying it. Even if, as relatively few do, they abandon the Mac.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote last Friday:

We’ve seen these type of reaction to the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar more times than we can count. It’s called “change” and, by the way: The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

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