One element of a laptop for some owners is the inclusion of a customizable system under the hood, including the SSD.
But for folks who are planning on picking up the brand new late-2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, MacRumors reports that there’s one thing to consider. A reader of the publication was able to get their hands on the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and open the bottom casing, revealing the key components inside, and discovered that the new machine does not feature a removable SSD.
This is different from the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar, which does indeed feature a removable SSD. In the 15-inch variant, with the Touch Bar equipped, there is no cutout in the logic board for removable flash storage. The report does also note that another reader pointed out that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar does not feature removable SSD either.
That means those who buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar won’t be able to upgrade their SSD after the fact, so pick the option carefully. Apple’s options are up to 2TB, with a significant price increase matching the storage option.[via MacRumors]