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    • That is an excellent point. However, I would speculate that very few people would buy such a keyboard for a couple of reasons:

      1. It would have to be wired. I just don’t see how a wireless keyboard even with a large battery would last long enough before having to be recharged.

      2. The price would be too much to ask for many. Building in the touch bar and the fingerprint sensors (which in my opinion is the most useful feature) would add a significant cost. I would speculate that it would have to be sold for more than $300 to just break even the development and marketing costs.

    • Agreed!

      This statement could be a whole conversation: the Apple Touchbar is a gimmick.

      It lacks haptic feedback. It literally takes more time to change volume and screen brightness because of the Touchbar's gimmicky touch UI. And I have to look down every time I change the volume or hit escape because I can't feel for the physical position of those key. And sometimes when it crashes (because it has its own ARM processor), I loose the escape key, and have to restart the machine.

      It's more than a gimmick, it's a nuisance and productively killer.

    • As a newcommer to Cake, i'm not sure if this is an effective way to respond to the two replies of my post about the touch bar. But here goes . . . . .

      If one concludes that the touch bar is a gimmic, inappropriate for "desktop" machines, then what do we conclude? Here are some possibles:

      1) Apple have "lost their way" and are moving away from quality tech to the high-end jewelery market.

      2) The touch bar is the prelude to a fully "soft" keyboard. Of course the battery life issues apply here - but to my mind there is no real problam in having a wired keyboard for a desktop machine. But perhaps I'm a dinosaur.

      To be clear - I'm not obsessing about the touch bar. What I am really concerned about is the general future trajectory for Mac-OS machine.