Last week Apple showed the world its new lineup of MacBook Pro, with the 14 and 16 inch models that have been noticed for a series of interesting innovations, starting with the renewed line up of M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Among the most striking features – and anticipated by rumors – also the presence of the notch which immediately opened the front to an infinite talk and criticism. In the past few days Shruti Haldea, Product Line Manager of the Mac line at Apple, said recently that according to her the introduction of the notch is ” a smart way to give more space to content”.
Haldea’s statement was however more articulated, in fact she said:
“What we’ve done is we’ve actually made the display taller. Like on the 16-inch notebook, you still have a 16.0 active area on the diagonal in that 16:10-inch window, and we just grew the display up from there and put the menu bar up there. We just kind of moved it up and out of the way. So it’s a really smart way to give you more space for your content, and when you’re in full-screen mode, you have that 16:10 window, and it looks great. It’s seamless”.
Apple: The notch on the MacBook Pro gives more space for content
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The idea, as we also noticed in the hours following the presentation, was, therefore, to use this solution to make the frame thinner without having to give up anything, while working on some details, such as coexistence with the mouse pointer, to be sure that there are no problems due to the obstruction of the notch in the middle of the screen.
In the meantime, the new MacBook Pros have been available for pre-order for a few days with the first shipments that have started today: the demand seems quite high and the official Apple website now refers to delivery times that arrive in November. , in some cases even in December.
Next-gen MacBook Air gets Mini-LED display like new MacBook Pro
The next generation MacBook Air will feature a Mini-LED panel display, similar to the latest 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros, according to DigiTimes. According to the source, the new product will be presented in 2022.
DigiTimes previously predicted that Apple is preparing a MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch Mini-LED matrix. The publication has now confirmed this information, citing reliable industry sources. Additionally, the report says the 11-inch iPad Pro will likely also receive a Mini-LED panel in 2022. Recall that in 2021, the Mini-LED display only received the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It is important to note that DigiTimes’ announcement coincides with the words of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo; who has repeatedly stated that the next generation of MacBook Air will receive a Mini LED matrix.
As a reminder, Apple introduced the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros on Monday, the first Apple laptops with Mini-LED displays. Until now, the company has equipped only the Pro Display XDR professional monitor; and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with screens of this type. However, we will for sure get new confirmation of the recent news.
Yet macos reports screen on left and right side of the dock bar (when bar is always on screen) as unusable for apps. If you have ultrawide monitor then you loose plenty of space. That's loosing much more space than left/right of notch.