Ewan Spence with more details on Apple’s ‘Hello again’ event:
The key feature on the new MacBook Pros will be a context-sensitive touchscreen that will replace the physical function key strip. This will give access to popular commands and quick actions that can be determined on an app-by-app basis. The laptops are also expected to pick up TouchID to verify a user’s identity.
Sounds good. Why don’t new Macs have voice recognition and facial recognition security options?
Unfortunately fans of the MacBook Air appear to be on borrowed time. With the MacBook occupying the same portfolio space for small size and portability this could be the end of the line for the eleven-inch MacBook Air. With Apples current focus on minimalism there’s a finely balanced argument over the survival of the thirteen inch MacBook Air.
What could Apple do to keep the strong selling MacBook Air around? Hmmm.