macOS Hides the Notch on New MacBook Pro in Full-Screen Mode

For the first time, the new MacBook Pros feature a notch. Apple's new design has been criticized by many. However, the notch is not visible when apps are open in full screen mode.

Apple's marketing materials state that macOS places an artificially black bezel at top of macOS apps when they are in full screen mode. This hides the notch. The notch is still visible when users aren't in full-screen macOS applications. To accommodate this, the macOS Menu Bar was made thicker.

Apple's inclusion of a notch allowed them to make the bezels of the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros significantly thinner than the 13-inch and 16 inch models. For the first time, the new Liquid Retina XDR displays are used in MacBook Pros. They also include ProMotion technology. The new MacBook Pros will be available for purchase starting today and shipping next week.