A1708 / EMC 2978 — Released October 2016, this entry-level MacBook Pro retains its traditional function keys (as opposed to the OLED Touch Bar). The function key version packs an Intel Core i5 and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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Can the SSD be switched out?

Can the SSD be switched out and upgraded ?

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Looks like the entry level 13" isn't soldered

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.

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If you review the OWC vid you'll also see the SSD module is very different from the older systems and it looks like a custom part! So, even if its removable, it will be a while before we see a 3rd party option.

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@danj Yes I saw that! Hopefully the wait isn't as long as it was for the Retina models!

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Yes, Please look at

http://blog.macsales.com/38440-ssd-in-la...

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Yes. But so far no one has made an SSD that is compatible with this model, the first few will begin to pop-up within the next few months.

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Yes is it removable.

Update (10/31/2016)

http://blog.macsales.com/38440-ssd-in-la...

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Do you have a back up link on this?

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I would like to know where you got this information. Nothing on the internet says Soldered, but I wouldn't put it past them

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