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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: SSD is soldered and cannot be replaced

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Posted: November 16 2016
Updated: November 16, 2016

by benjamin

If users or future users of MacBook Pro without Touch Bar rejoiced after knowing that the SSD was completely replaceable (read: 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina: the SSD can be replaced), those who opted for models with the OLED touch bar will be disappointed.

macbook pro touch bar ssd - MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: the SSD is soldered and cannot be replacedIndeed, a daring user disassembled a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and noticed that the SSD was soldered to the motherboard. This means that it will not be possible to replace it if you wish to have more memory. The only option available to users is therefore to choose the storage capacity that suits their needs at the time of purchase. However, given the high prices of the models offering the best storage, this could cool some buyers.

For the moment, we do not yet know the exact reasons which led Apple to make this decision. However, this will not at all please the various users who are already dissatisfied with certain characteristics of the new MacBook Pro such as the withdrawal of certain ports or the limitation of the RAM memory to 16 GB…