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Screenshot: Apple This year, Apple finally listened to its user base, adding “pro” features to the MacBook Pro line like an SD card reader, HDMI port, and MagSafe charging. One feature nobody asked for, however, was the notch—the obvious camera cutout that juts into your display. If that unusual laptop design bugs you, you’ll be happy to learn you can hide it. Why did Apple add a notch to the MacBook Pro? The notch doesn’t exist solely to annoy you; Apple does have an express purpose for this cutout: With its 2021 MacBook Pros, the company pushed the display as far into the corners as possible. In order to do that while still maintaining the same camera setup, Apple decided to wrap the screen around the cameras with an iPhone-like notch. While that has confused some into believing the MacBook Pros sport Face ID (they don’t), it does win back quite a bit of screen real estate. Place a new MacBook Pro next to a previous model, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Even though Apple decreased bezels in the past, the top bezel has always been prominent. You might know of other laptops on the market that have achieved tiny bezels without needing the webcam to cut into the display. However, often those devices need to sacrifice image quality to do so, since the space the camera can take up is so limited. There are other solutions, like pop-up cameras hidden in the keyboard, but those angles […]