QUICK POST: Recently, iFixit.org teardowned Apple’s newest MacBook Pro and to their surprise, they found out that “the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is not hardware upgradable”. Yes, you cannot upgrade its internal components in the future. Why?
|iFixit’s MacBook Pro Teardown|
It is because 2012 MacBook Pro’s Solid-state drive (SSD) and Random Access Memory (RAM) are soldered as one into it. Oh, I forgot the battery which is soldered too! Aside from that, you should really take care of that “Retina Display” that is so well integrated. Why again? Well, there’s no glass covering it. Breaking it literally means
buying a new replacing the entire Macbook Pro.
Lesson: If you’re planning to buy the new Apple Macbook Pro, MAX IT OUT! Choose the largest storage and memory capacity. Don’t save by choosing a smaller SSD or RAM. Remember, you can’t upgrade it on the coming years. Just an advice.