“While the new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys has a removable SSD, the same cannot be said for the Touch Bar model,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.
“MacRumors reader Jesse D. unscrewed the bottom lid on his new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and discovered, unlike the 13-inch model sans Touch Bar, there is no cutout in the logic board for removable flash storage,” Rossignol reports. “Another reader said the 13-inch model with a Touch Bar also has a non-removable SSD.”
“Given the SSD appears to be permanently soldered to the logic board, users will be unable to upgrade the Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s flash storage beyond Apple’s 512GB to 2TB built-to-order options on its website at the time of purchase,” Rossignol reports. “These are the first MacBook Pro models to ship with non-removable SSDs, following in the footsteps of the 12-inch MacBook.”
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