iFixit Teardown of 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Confirms Non-Removal SSD


The folks over at iFixit have gotten their hands on the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar laptops, so a proper teardown has been handled.

We’ve already seen the 13-inch MBP with Touch Bar teardown earlier this week, and just a couple of days later the larger model has been properly disassembled as well. The findings in the 15-inch variant are similar almost across the board from the smaller option, including the repairability score of 1 out of 10. The same cosmetic speaker grilles, and the general layout of the internals.

The major difference is a different six-cell battery layout.

The teardown also confirmed what was discovered earlier this week, both from a general owner of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and the 13-inch teardown: The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar does not feature a removable SSD. So, if you pick the standard built-in storage options, that’s what you’ll be using from then on.

It is worth mentioning, however, that Apple did include a connector that, according to iFixit, goes to “nowhere.” That suggests to the teardown crew that Apple could have a way to access that non-removable SSD to extract data if necessary, for recovery purposes.

You can check out the full teardown through the link below.

[via iFixit]