Emojis: The Best Justification For The MacBook Pro’s New Touch Bar
All of your favorite hearts and smileys will now be one tap away
Rejoice, emoji lovers! Your life is about to get a lot 😀. Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro at their keynote event today, and the most life-changing revelation was that they’ve added a “touch bar.” While on the surface this may seem like a minor tweak, it solves one of life’s biggest problems: that it’s a total pain to insert emojis when you’re typing on a keyboard.
The touch bar replaces the row of function keys with a narrow sliver of touch screen, and its functionality changes depending on the app your using. But when you’re in Messages it will put the most common emojis literally at your 👆. No more hitting command-control-space bar and then scrolling through all the emojis when you want to drop a 😞 or a 🍕 or a 🏆 into your text. 💯
For the most part people have greeted this news (and all the other refinements they’ve made to the model) with 👏👏👏, though some have rightly pondered whether this will be yet another way for technology to make us 😩.
Can’t wait. pic.twitter.com/CR7Feah4q6
— Greg Pierce (@agiletortoise) October 27, 2016
Still, this could be a game changer for those of us who prefer to speak only in emoji. Now using the 💩 or 🍆 will be 🍰.