Apple is in feature deleting mode. First, headphone jacks on the iPhone 7. Then, tethers on its display phones. And last week it got rid of the function keys on the new MacBook Pros and replaced them with a touch bar.
But one more thing.
When you power up one of the newly unveiled MacBook Pros, you might find that something very familiar is missing: a gong. Apple has ditched the start-up "chime."
For some users, the sound is an iconic part of the Apple experience that goes back to the 80's. Others may rejoice that they'll no longer catch dirty looks from the librarian.