RIP Touch Bar, one of Apple's most controversial MacBook features

Touch bar
(Image credit: Apple)

While the company might be famous for its design prowess, even Apple makes the occasional mishap. From mice that charge upside down to the much-maligned new FineWoven iPhone cases, not everything "designed by Apple in California" hits the spot. But one design crime has been consigned to the history books.

The infamous Touch Bar has sat atop the keyboard of several MacBook Pro models since 2016. The small, digital touchscreen offered extra function keys – great in theory, but in practice it proved far more cumbersome than physical controls. And with the advent of the new M3 MacBook Pro line up, it's finally touched out. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.