Date: Monday, October 31st, 2016, 05:20
Category: Hardware, MacBook Pro, News
The good news is that you can slap a larger SSD in your new 13-inch 2016 equipped MacBook Pro.
The bad news is that you can’t do this with the SSD on the 15-inch model.
The cool cats at OCD have found that the 13″ entry-level MacBook Pro, the version without the Touch Bar, is now available at physical Apple retail stores across the country.
OWC was able to acquire a new MacBook Pro for testing purposes, and made the exciting discovery. That’s not to say that there will definitely be third-party SSD upgrades made available, but the fact that the drive isn’t soldered to the logic board is an encouraging find.
OWC noted the following points in its teardown.
– Bottom was more difficult to remove than previous generations, but it was not glued.
– Speaker module needs to be removed to pull SSD back.
– SSD had very strong tape covering the interface port.
– Laptop automatically turns on when you open it regardless of pressing power button.
OWC still has yet to release a full teardown of the new high-end 2016 Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro, although there’s hope that the SSD will also be removable and thus upgradable on this model as well.
Stay tuned for additional details.