This week marks the 25th anniversary of the PowerBook, the first laptop to be released by Apple, and now Apple has unveiled the newest MacBook Pro showing us just how far they’ve come. The small keynote by Apple mainly featured the new Mac and the company’s vision for the future of Television.The New Touch Bar
The highlight of the event was the new touch bar, which is kind of an alternative to a touch screen. Apple has removed the function keys and replaced it with a retina display bar that responds to touch and gestures. Just like the dock, the defaults can be customized on the touch bar. Moreover, the touch bar will show functions related to whatever software is open. With a web browser, the touch bar will show options for bookmarks, opening a new tab, and so on. With the photos open, the user can slide across the touch bar to browse pictures and add filters or resize them.Updates For Professional Apps
The new updates on the applications are in support of the touch bar. The updated Final Cut Pro will have an interactive view of the video timeline, along with contextual controls. Other apps to similarly integrate the touch bar include Adobe Photoshop, DJ Pro, Microsoft Office Pixelmator, Sketch and DaVinci Resolve.Touch ID
Apple is finally bringing the touch ID to the MacBook. The touch ID will be a part of the touch bar and will be built right into the power button. The new MacBook will use the same second-gen sapphire covered Touch ID sensor from IPhone 6s/7. Touch ID will be easier for multi users as well because of the feature of quickly switching between accounts by just tapping the button.Thinner And Lighter
Apple has now reduced the size and volume of the MacBook, making it the same size as the old MacBook Air. The new 13-inch model is 17% thinner than the previous one with 23% less volume and the 15-inch one will be 14% thinner with 20% less volume.UltraFine 5K Display
The new MacBook will have a 5K display specifically designed by LG. Apple executive Phil Schiller called it the "ultimate docking station" because it can simultaneously display from the laptop while charging it.Sidelining The MacBook Air
Instead of announcing an updated version of the MacBook Air, Apple has made a variant of the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the touch bar and only two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. As mentioned above, the fact that this MacBook Pro is thinner and smaller than the old MacBook Air is what makes it a replacement for it, however, Apple will still offer the old MacBook Air as a budget option.