The Independent memuat hasil wawancara dengan Phil Schiller, Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing setelah mengumumkan Macbook Pro terbaru dan berikut beberapa cuplikan menarik:
The evolution of the Touch Bar – how did it come about?
It’s part of our thinking about where to take the notebook next. Others are trying to turn the notebook into the tablet. The new MacBook Pro is a product that celebrates that it is a notebook, this shape that has been with us for the last 25 years is probably going to be with us for another 25 years because there’s something eternal about the basic notebook form factor.
Will macOS and iOS (the operating systems for Macs and iPhones) always be different?
We’re steadfast in our belief that there are fundamentally two different products to make for customers and they’re both important. There’s iPhone and iPad which are single pieces of glass, they’re direct-manipulation, multi-touch and tend towards full-screen applications. And that’s that experience. And we want to make those the best in that direction anyone can imagine. We have a long road ahead of us on that.
Then there’s the Mac experience, dominated by our notebooks and that’s about indirect manipulation and cursors and menus. We want to make this the best experience we can dream of in this direction.
Here’s one example of how they should remain distinct: the Mac from the very first has had a menu bar fixed at the top. It’s core to the identity and the experience you get. But iOS doesn’t have a menu at the top. It never will. The thought of pointing at a menu at the top of an iPhone feels wrong. If you made the Mac a touchscreen you’d have to figure out how to make it a good experience with your finger on a touchscreen. Trust me, we’ve looked at that — it’s a bad experience. It’s not as good or as intuitive as with a mouse and trackpad.
Terdapat dua pesan yang dapat diambil dalam wawancara di atas:
- Apple tidak akan membuat laptop berlayar sentuh
- Apple tidak akan berusaha menggabungkan iOS dan macOS menjadi satu sistem operasi.
Persis seperti dengan apa yang saya tulis beberapa hari belakangan. Selain dua pertanyaan di atas, Phil Schiller juga menjelaskan mengapa masih ada headphone jack pada Macbook Pro terbaru padahal Apple sudah menghilangkannya dari iPhone 7. Must have read.