Apple explains why 2021 MacBook Pro does not use touchscreen and Face ID
Apple has tried to use the touch bar on the MacBook Pro to provide users with a better experience. However, it turns out that most users prefer physical buttons instead of touch bars. So in the latest MacBook Pro, Apple replaced the touch bar with a physical button.
In addition, Apple does not use the Face ID feature on the new MacBook Pro but uses Touch ID fingerprint recognition. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal recently, Apple executives explained why the company canceled the touch bar and was unwilling to use facial recognition.
Apple’s vice president of product marketing stated that the company chose fingerprint recognition instead of facial recognition because fingerprint recognition is relatively more convenient. The user’s hand is already on the keyboard, so direct fingerprint recognition is faster and easier than facial recognition.
When asked why Apple did not launch a full-touch screen Mac product, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering John Ternus said: “We make the world’s best touch computer on an iPad. It’s totally optimized for that. And the Mac is totally optimized for indirect input. We haven’t really felt a reason to change that.”