I am bold to believe that we are living in one of the best years for Mac for years. A recent report from trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo brims with rumors of everything from a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a "brand new design" to a 31-inch 6K standalone Apple display. It can even be a 32GB upgrade for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it looks like we're finally getting the modular Mac Pro.
But it's the "brand new design" that fascinates me the most. Kuo does not offer many details, so I have allowed my imagination and wish to run wild. For the most part, I have omitted hardware upgrades, such as a better graphics card (such as Vega), and focused on the overall user experience. With these changes, I think Apple could resume some of the wonder that the MacBook used to sparkle in years past.
More ports! My kingdom for more ports!
I doubt we will ever see USB A ports back to the MacBook (although I would like to have at least an for emergencies). After all, USB-A is old; a relic from the days of CDs and flip phones. Apple has the right to assume that the versatile and smaller USB-C port should replace it, not least because you never have to worry about a USB-C cable going up when trying to plug it in.
But give us at least more USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports. USB-C ports on both the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Air make me take them seriously as work machines, and I usually keep one of those ports filled with a power cable, and the office usually connects the extra port to an external Cinema Display, which means I have to disconnect one of them when I want to use an SD card reader, wired mouse or a wide range of other external devices, and it is madman. a problem
Three ports on all MacBooks would be an improvement, since Apple goes big, let's go for either a USB-A port or an SD cow The 16-inch Pro reads along with the four USB-C ports we are familiar with from the 15-inch models.  Ditch Touch Bar
Touch Bar is a smart idea that sounds good on paper, but in practice it is unnecessary and distracting fluff. It is innovation for the sake of innovation. In many cases, workflows complicate rather than simplify them. Apple should kill it and give us the old layout with flight and function keys, and the latest MacBook Air suggests that Apple can be comfortable that way.
Apple should limit any future "touchscreen" items to the Touch ID square we find on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air keyboards, as it simplifies the action of logging in, entering passwords, and paying for apps.
I gave the Touch Bar a good ride, but today I keep it on the digital F1-F12 keys. If Apple feels it needs to hold the touch bar, it should include both the touch bar and the function keys.
Facial ID / TrueDepth Sensors on Mac
The latest iPad processes feature TrueDepth sensors and Face ID, and it's easily my favorite new feature. It cuts out any kind of delays you previously had to endure before pressing the Home button while using iPad in landscape mode, including payments, logos, and just unlocking the machine.
The change would not be as extreme with the MacBook, but it would still streamline authentication beyond the welcome touch ID touch on newer keyboards. It can also allow Mac users to use Animoji and Memoji in their messages much as they do on their iPhone. As a benefit, a TrueDepth sensor will simplify some tasks for 3D models.
Thinner Display Bracket
When talking about the new iPad Pro, it is difficult to go back to using another device when you are used to the beautiful, bright screen. Apple describes it with a bit of hyperbole as "edge to edge", but it's no mistake that it comes closer to fitting that description than previous models.
It's mainly because the edges are thinner. I would love it if Apple worked something like this designed in the new MacBooks, especially if it also mimics the iPad Pro with also TrueDepth non-slip sensors.
While we're in it, I wouldn't mind an OLED screen. But let's not be greedy. Right now, I want to shut down to have Apple's ProMotion technology from iPad Pro on a MacBook so we can all enjoy faster refresh rates on our monitors.
Apple pencil support on the MacBook trackpad
Only the Apple pencil Works with the iPad Pro, but I see little reason why it also cannot work with the sectional pillows we already find on the 15-inch models (or , for that matter, the standalone Magic Trackpad). This setup will probably not fully replace a Wacom tablet for some creative distributors, but it would be great to be able to open Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and make quick fixes to sketches without having to connect to extra peripherals.
FIt may also be a way to attract advertisements that might not spend $ 799 on an iPad Pro, but would not think of spending $ 129 on an Apple Mac pencil they probably already have. Even if you are not an artist, this can be a useful feature for Notability and similar apps.
If Apple does not go this route, it should shrink the trackpad on the larger models. I find the trackpad to be the perfect size for my 12-inch MacBook, but it gets too often on the 15-inch model.
A keyboard with better key travel
Almost some professional writers report a twinge of joy as they put their fingers on the MacBooks keys before 2015. They were resilient and blessed with satisfying key journeys; It felt like writing trails on a grand piano. In comparison, the "butterfly" keyboards on the new pros can make writing loud, brutal and unsatisfactory. I don't hate the new keyboards as much as some people-actually love writing on the 12-inch MacBook but there are no mistakes in the difference.
Apple needs to resume some of the magic. If it doesn't bring back the old keyboard, at least meet writers halfway through a hybrid model (and one that hopefully won't cost a fortune to repair).
It's not a stretch to say that journalists and writers in general are a key market for Apple, as it wasn't too long ago that you could go into some media junk and watch the press room shatter with dozens of Apple logos. This is less true now, as more and more writers turn to Chromebooks and Windows laptops for a better writing experience than Apple. It is a pity.
Bring the glowing Apple logo
Was the old glowing Apple logo necessary? Nah. Has it added a degree of playfulness and wondering that we didn't find in the gentle machines awakened by competitors? Heck, yeah.
Maybe Apple dropped it because it unnecessarily drained a MacBook's battery life (although I can't see it requires much more juice than the Touch Bar). Perhaps it was worried that many repairs were guaranteed when the lights fizzled out.
But the glowing fruit made MacBooks stand out in the best way. Not only did it seem cool, it suggested that technology could lead us to a future that was light, even hopeless. If Apple wants to stay close to the current design, it just needs to make the logo smaller.