Apple has just simplified its MacBook series by killing the 1
No more 12-inch MacBook, but touch bars for Pro models
The writing for the 12-inch MacBook has been hanging on the wall since last year when Apple freshened up, so it seems like the right time for Apple to officially kill them, the 2019 Air features an updated True Tone display (and a cheaper price tag), making the 12-inch MacBook's outdated specifications even older.
With the distance It's just the Air – the laptop for most people – and the Pro – the laptop for professionals – this new, less complicated set-up The purchase decisions should at least slightly streamline.
The base model MacBook Pro is also upgraded as all Pro models now have the touch bar and Touch ID. The good news is that the base model price has not changed – it's still $ 1299 despite the hardware upgrade. Nice.
But you probably still should wait to buy.
Apple's new simplified MacBook range looks great and makes a lot of sense. But there is one more thing that has not been touched yet: the keyboard.
As highlighted by Tom Warren of The Verge both the Pro model and the Air model launch with the same butterfly keyboard that it struggles with. Apple has already extended its keyboard service program with these new models, which is quite meaningful. If you buy these models now, you run the risk of keyboard problems this fall with scissor switches instead of the butterfly system. It is unclear why this newly redesigned model did not switch to this type of keyboard system (which has been around for a long time).
But one way or another, if you do not want to risk ending up with a sketchy keyboard, it's best to wait until the end of this year to pick up a new computer.