Apple added a highly criticized iPhone feature to the new MacBook Pro design, and people aren't happy

Apple added a highly criticized iPhone feature to the new MacBook Pro design, and people aren't happy
Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro with a notch Apple

  • Apple's revealed the first MacBook Pro redesign in five years at Monday's keynote event.
  • Popular changes include the removal of the TouchBar and the reintroduction of an HDMI port and SD card slot.

Apple revealed its first MacBook Pro redesign in five years on Monday. It reintroduced features such as MagSafe charging, as well as SD card and HDMI ports while removing the controversial TouchBar feature.


But there's one specific addition that's catching everyone's attention: the screen notch.

The black cut-out found on iPhones has made its way to the MacBook in a display that Apple says facilitates "more screen real estate than before."

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The notch contains the new notebook's advanced 1080p camera that doubles resolution and low-light performance, allowing users to appear sharper with more natural-looking skin tones, Apples says.

Users immediately took to social media to mock the notch addition, while others defended the new design by pointing out that it only takes up an unused portion of the menu bar.


"Both models come with a larger display than the previous generation," Apple said. "The display features even thinner borders and extends up around the camera to provide users with even more room for their content. Whether users are watching a movie or grading 8K video, the new display offers a beautiful cinematic viewing experience."

Some users, while disappointed about the notch, felt the MacBook's other updates such as processing speed outweighed the design quirk.

Others were more direct about their distaste for the "ugly notch," speculating that the new display looks best in dark mode because it hides the square cut-out.

Several users expressed confusion over why the notch was included if the MacBook Pro doesn't have FaceID sensors, which is one reason why iPhones still have a notch.

More humorous posts shared edited photos of notch-like hairstyles mimicking the new design.