MacBook Pro’s mouse cursor moves behind camera ‘notch’

An Apple employee on Tuesday explained how mouse cursors interact with the new MacBook Pro’s camera “notch,” and in doing so answered a nagging question about the laptop’s unique design.

MacBook Pro NotchShortly after the MacBook Pro debuted on Monday, users took to social media outlets and online forums to express concern about how the notch — referred to by Apple as the camera housing — impacts Mac’s overall user interface. Most issues were addressed in a series of new Human Interface Guidelines, though some questions remain.Apple design evangelist Linda Dong took to Twitter on Tuesday to expand on the new HIG documents and was asked how the system handles cursors. For example, does the cursor move below the notch or does it traverse the housing’s periphery?

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