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New MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Does Not Have a Removable SSD

New MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Does Not Have a Removable SSD

Posted November 15, 2016 at 4:27pm by iClarified
The solid state drive on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is not removable, according to MacRumors forum members who have already received their new notebook.

This differs from the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar. OWC determined that model MacBook Pro had a removable SSD.

"Welp! In a somewhat shocking discovery it looks like the 15" TB model does NOT have the removable SSD like the 13" function keys model," says fs454.

This news may affect buying decisions as some users may have selected a smaller storage tier in hopes of being able to upgrade down the road.

We'll have more information when more detailed teardowns are performed. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.

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New MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Does Not Have a Removable SSD

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hamood_d10 - November 15, 2016 at 11:01pm
Totally agree I own Asus ROG Laptop and I can customize it as much as i like and half the price of macbook
Andreas DDS
Andreas DDS - November 16, 2016 at 12:09am
I agree with you, this is not apple anymore..... tim cook make product just for money..... not for perfection like steve jobs do.....
Kk - November 16, 2016 at 6:48am
I agree so much! Apple with Steve Jobs was so exciting! I remember I was so sleepy at class because I stayed all night just to watch the keynote
N3 - November 15, 2016 at 10:42pm
U can upgrade the fan!
matrixmaniac - November 15, 2016 at 8:48pm
As dead as the iPone7 with no headphone jack. It is unbelievable how Apple manages to hit every single button to push me off... Not sure what alternatives remain as Google would sell my data. And the same does Microsoft and MS also copies more and more of Apples worst decisions... So... Where to go from here? What a shame. IT is more capable than ever, but it's all used for total crap :-((
RWR - November 15, 2016 at 10:36pm
Life under a rock. Please go do that.
Steve Nojobs & Tim Crook
Steve Nojobs & Tim Crook - November 15, 2016 at 7:44pm
Yet another reason to NOT BUY THE NEW MACBOOK UNPRO
RWR - November 15, 2016 at 10:36pm
N0ne - November 15, 2016 at 7:16pm
Bet apple is using micron 3D memory aka intel optane boom faster than anything around.
Ke.x - November 15, 2016 at 6:56pm
You seem to have a restricted vocabulary. There are many more descriptive words except 'garbage'. And nobody is making you buy or pay for Apple products. Or, do you they make buy things at a gun point where you are from?
apfelstreudel - November 15, 2016 at 8:46pm
His phraseology notwithstanding, his point remains valid. Apple, since the advent of the Retina screen has gone to soldering in RAM and now, with the latest MBP, gluing down the battery and soldering in the SSD. This requires us to pay their premium tariff on memory upgrades or later buy NAS, external, or cloud storage. Are the feature introductions of Retina screen, in 2012, and OLED touch strip more recently sufficiently bedazzling to temporarily short-circuit the part of our brain that does basic economical calculation, causing us to use Apple Pay on our Apple Watches to plunk down, like $2500-$3000 for a machine we are not able to upgrade in order to extend its useful life? One could argue that Apple, since the passing of Steve Jobs, seems to have focussed more on shortening the lifespan of their products in favor of bolstering their bottom line. I think that's the point he's making, and, even as a longtime (1991) user and fan of Apple, this development disheartens me. Will I abandon Apple altogether? Not probably. If I did, I'd go to Linux, but not anytime soon. My older MBP is still going strong, even after Apple's battery nearly exploded in the thing (really-- swelled up and started pushing the keyboard out of shape). So, "garbage"? No. "Designed with a built-in obsolescence feature that profits Apple at the expense of its customers"? Methinks yes.
Egemen - November 15, 2016 at 4:45pm
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