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[* black] ''Houston, we have lift-off!'' This teardown has achieved first stage separation.
[* black] On initial inspection, the 15" MBP looks ... like a scaled up version of the 13" model. We do notice a difference in the battery layout, but overall it's like looking at [http://screencrush.com/442/files/2014/05/Twins.jpg?w=720&cdnnode=1|twins|new_window=true].
[* black] Look who we ran into again! The connector to [https://goo.gl/rqTsqp|nowhere|new_window=true].
[* icon_note] [guide|73480|Speculation|commentid=272290|new_window=trueguide|73480|Scuttlebutt|commentid=272290|new_window=true] in the comments on our last teardown is that Apple may have included this to access the soldered-in SSD for data recovery.
[* icon_note] [guide|73480|Speculation|commentid=272290|new_window=trueguide|73480|Scuttlebutt|commentid=272290|new_window=true] in the comments on our last teardown is that Apple may have included this to access the soldered-in SSD for data recovery.
[* black] We'd still rather see a removable/upgradeable SSD, particularly in a machine targeted at ''pros''—but this way if your logic board bites the dust, there might at least be a chance of recovering your data with Apple's help. Keep making those backups though.