On the eve of the release of the 2021 MacBook Pro, it is rumored that Apple will introduce a notch similar to the iPhone 12. Although many users and developers did not petition, Apple released a new version of the Human Device Interface Guidelines to explain to developers how to make the most of the extended display area near the camera sensor.
Specifically, the full-screen mode in macOS Monterey can hide the gap by placing a black bar on the top and prevent the application from being displayed in full screen here. At the same time, Apple also introduced a compatibility mode for new applications for macOS to extend the title bar to the areas on both sides of the camera notch.
2021 MacBook Pro users can see a new checkbox in the Get Information panel of the Finder to allow them to manually enable or disable this compatibility mode. On the other hand, developers can customize the security area of the screen through code to force the compatibility mode to be enabled, and allow them to use the areas on both sides of the gap for the display of active content.
Compared with the previous generation of 13/16-inch models, this design makes the frame of the 14/16-inch MacBook Pro appear more slender. In addition, the newly introduced Liquid Retina XDR display also supports ProMotion technology and supports an adaptive refresh rate of 24-120 Hz (similar to iPad Pro).
Finally, Apple has opened reservations for the 2021 MacBook Pro from now on, but the delivery dates of various configurations have been postponed. For the 16-inch models that were originally delivered on October 26th, the current display ranges from November 2-16.