Apple ‘Touch Bar’ Trademark Filing Emerges in the UK Ahead of Special Event

Hours ahead of Apple’s “hello again” Mac event in Cupertino, Patently Apple reports the company’s trademark filing for the term “Touch Bar” was published by the UK Patent and Trademark Office, as seen below:

Mac touch bar

Since the filing was made with International Classes 9 and 28, there are too many categories and items listed to pinpoint what ‘Touch Bar’ could represent.

One week ago, another Apple trademark filing for “Magic Toolbar” was discovered in Canada, Indonesia and Malaysia.

We know from Apple’s leak of the new MacBook Pro in macOS 10.12.1, there is indeed an OLED touch panel above the number row, replacing traditional function keys.

So what’s it going to be? ‘Magic Toolbar’ or ‘Touch Bar’? Take your pick and let us know in the comments below. We’ll find out at the top of the hour when Apple’s event kicks off at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT. #takemymoney

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