1. James Falconer's Avatar
    LONG time MacBook Pro user here, since the 17" days. Still rockin' a MBP (15" - 2016 model). But tell me this... for those that have made the switch or those that are considering the update, why should I update to the new MBP with Touch Bar?
    12-02-2016 03:35 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You shouldn't if you're accustomed to or simply prefer using traditional function keys and if you need ports other than the two provided USB-C ports.
    12-02-2016 03:55 PM
  3. jsarino's Avatar
    Still rockin' a MBP (15" - 2016 model)
    Doesn't this mean you already have the MBP with Touch Bar? I've been going back and forth on this. As I'm typing on my current MBP (late 2011 15" with 16 GB RAM and 512 SSD), does it make sense for me to upgrade? The Touch Bar has potential, but not much useful support for it at the moment. Battery life would be way more improved, direct connection to my Nexus 6P and 5X (take that, iPhone ), and any future USB-C compatible devices, lighter, improved display, better graphics, larger pad, nicer keyboard (potentially...will try it out at an Apple Store of Best Buy). But, there's #donglelife, no more MagSafe (unless a 3rd party comes up with a USB-C + MagSafe solution), no more glowing Apple logo...because I'm vain like that.
    12-02-2016 04:23 PM
  4. angusmatheson's Avatar
    I have not used the touch bar. I don't know which of the MacBook pros from the 2015 13, non-touchbar 2016 13, touchbar 2016 13, the 2016 15, or the 2015 15 is best! What made me feel better is Joanna Stern of the WSJ said she couldn't decide either. She has reviewed a lot a lap tops. He touchbar is interesting, and she raves about the fingerprint log in. But with that $300 more, instead you could get the non touchbar upgraded with 16 RAM or go to i7 from i5. You might be happier with those upgrades. And if power matters more than weight and battery life - the 2015 and 2016 are equally powerful! (And have the old style keyboard!). Right! How could anyone decide?
    12-03-2016 11:28 PM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    You shouldn't if you're accustomed to or simply prefer using traditional function keys and if you need ports other than the two provided USB-C ports.
    The models with the Touch Bar include 4 USB-C ports.
    12-10-2016 08:07 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The models with the Touch Bar include 4 USB-C ports.
    Thanks
    12-10-2016 08:19 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    Thanks
    I'm so stoked. My BTO 13 inch w/ Touch Bar finally got charged, so it must be close to shipping finally!!! Just hoping my iTunes/Photos libraries will transfer over from my current MBP. I can't update to Sierra b/c my hard drive has SMART errors.
    12-10-2016 08:34 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm so stoked. My BTO 13 inch w/ Touch Bar finally got charged, so it must be close to shipping finally!!! Just hoping my iTunes/Photos libraries will transfer over from my current MBP. I can't update to Sierra b/c my hard drive has SMART errors.
    I hear you. I'd be stoked, too. Anyway, let us know when it arrives and by all means, enjoy it......Take care.
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    12-10-2016 10:03 AM
  9. James Falconer's Avatar
    Yes do let it know how it goes... really curious to hear what your first impressions are!
    12-23-2016 03:08 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I hear you. I'd be stoked, too. Anyway, let us know when it arrives and by all means, enjoy it......Take care.
    Yes do let it know how it goes... really curious to hear what your first impressions are!
    I ended up just doing an impressions/thought thread because I thought it'd be too long to post here.

    http://forums.imore.com/macbook-pro/...touch-bar.html
    12-24-2016 09:45 AM

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