Several practical scenarios of using OLED panels in the new MacBook Pro
Not so long ago it became known that Apple plans to equip the next generation MacBook Pro additional touch OLED display instead of the number of function keys. The panel allows developers to display keys needed in a particular application. The technology is highly original, but its implementation is fraught with a number of difficulties.
For example, many are accustomed to adjust the volume or to press pause when you use the function keys on the keyboard. If their order will constantly change, users will be difficult to get used to such a panel.
The simplest thing Apple could implement for such a panel: a standard Finder commands or keyboard shortcuts for the active application. For programs that are not used full screen, it can become very useful functions. For example, while working in Chrome, we click on the desktop returned a standard set of pictograms, music or a pause, and then one-touch pass back to the browser. For applications in full-screen mode this is not an option, so you can use the Shift key to switch between functions. While pressing the icon set is changed: the system functions on the set of commands for the running application.
Ideally, the user could set the status to default: in some cases, displays the standard function keys, and shortcuts, pressing Shift to other application icons are shown initially, and when you press Shift, the panel continues to function keys.
Another idea is to switch on swipe: in a normal state, the panel shows a standard key, but being in the app, the user can swipe right or left to switch to the navigation mode according to the program. If you don’t use the shortcuts in the app, it makes no sense to display them on the OLED panel.
The icing on the cake is the ability of OS X to remember the user settings for each application. For example, if the user makes a swipe to access the shortcuts Lightroom, OS X will automatically display the function keys when the program is run.
There is another interesting scenario is the use of OLED-panel: it can constantly display a set of functional buttons, but will accompany additional animation launch Siri or notification. But in this case Apple just miss the opportunity to realize the potential of technology.
Do not neglect the fact that Apple always relies on ordinary consumers, not professional users, which tend to be smaller. For every person that uses a MacBook for professional purposes, there are a thousand casual users who prefer Apple computers as an expensive alternative for web surfing.
If we talk about professionals, they often use the laptop in tandem with an external monitor and separate keyboard and mouse. Try OLED tazbar, they will probably want something similar for Magic keyboard.
Recall, Apple may unveil new MacBook Pro on Monday 13 June at WWDC 2016. It is known that the novelty will receive processor Intel Skylake and graphics solutions based on AMD Polaris.