Is the SSD upgradeable in the 2017 version?
the 2016 was soldered to the logic board...is the 2017 still soldered?
Sadly both 13" & 15" Touch Bar models are soldered!
All of the Retina models have soldered RAM only the older non-Retina models have upgradable RAM. The newer Touch Bar (2016 & 2017) systems SSD storage is now soldered as well.
Rumor has it a Pro's MacBook Pro will be coming out which is hoped to have upgradable RAM & storage but we'll need to wait and see if Apple got the message when they intro'ed the late 2016 model and got a good scolding by the working Pro's who need more RAM, upgradable storage and USB-A ports.
The SSD is still soldered, Apple isn't well-known for making their devices modular.
What's the best way to let Apple know that this sucks? Is there a petition or something?
No in 13" nTB 2017 it's not soldered but I think even if you change it (assuming you can buy SDD with apple connector) it probably wouldn't work - same as wifi card (wifi chip is soldered ) - it's paired with mobo
At least selling their own SSD in stores will be great I have MacBook Pro Early 2015
It struggles with storage, I'm unable to get Apple's original SSD online as well as in stores. I don't trust 3rd party SSD's any suggestion?
Can I replace the Logic Board with higher model?
I have MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Can I replace it with either:
Does it work ?
+1 apple is no poweruser company anymore. they are not fueled by creativity anymore, but by corporate greed. think different was the slogan that stood for apple. innovative and creative was what most people associated with apple. now we have failing keyboards, soldered hdds and ram and prices inflated. proprietary connectors everywhere so we can create more and more waste mountains, while apple acts like they are actually environmentally friendly.
here in the comments you have "power users" like jane with 2gb ram macbook airs that tell us everything is fine ;-) that is exactly what apple has become - mainstream.
i am thinking about switching back to windows again and linux. i dont want to spend 2000+ on a notebook with soldered ram and hdd.
Question was about the SSD and not the memory. Good response for the memory.
I know that the RAM on the newer MacBooks are soldered, but do you know if there is any options at the moment for replacement drives such as 512GB for the MacBook Pro 2017 Function Key' model?
I mean if I bought the Macbook Pro 256GB Function Key 2017 model would it be possible to upgrade the SSD? For example to 512GB.