MacVoices #17188: Josh Centers on The Challenges of the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

TidBITS’ Managing Editor Josh Centers shares some strong opinions as we discuss his article, What’s Wrong with the Touch Bar. He reviews how the Touch Bar has been implemented, how Apple’s Interface Guidelines have affected that implementation, and the importance of third-party developer adoption. There are reasons the Touch Bar hasn’t taken off. Josh covers some of those reasons, and offers some possible ways that you can make better of the Touch Bar as it exists now.

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Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of TidBITS. He’s also an occasional contributor to MacworldBoing Boing, and The Sweethome. You can keep up with him on Twitter and his blog at