iFixit: New MacBook Pros are unsurprisingly difficult to repair and upgrade
Glued-in battery, proprietary SSD module, and soldered RAM are all still here.
Andrew Cunningham - Nov 1, 2016 5:20 pm UTC
The teardown and repair gurus at iFixit got their hands on one of the new $1,499 MacBook Pros today—the model with function keys instead of a Touch Bar—and they wasted no time in tearing it down and figuring out what makes it tick. Surprising no one, the laptop is not very easy to open up and work on, and few components will be easy for end users to replace. The battery is still glued in, and the one system component that users can actually remove and replace—the SSD—is a proprietary module that's much different from the proprietary modules in MacBook Airs and Pros from years past.
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