Here’s more bad news for folks who might be interested in buying one of Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar computers: You won’t be able to upgrade the storage.
MacRumors first reported on the news after a reader mailed in an image of a 15-inch model where the solid state drive (SSD) was soldered to the mainboard. Another reader told the news outlet that the same is true of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. This doesn’t seem to be the case with the standard entry-level model that doesn’t have a Touch Bar.
You can’t upgrade the storage on your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
While it might not seem like a big deal, it actually is. If you buy the entry-level model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you’re only getting 256GB of built-in storage. That’s not much these days as applications increase in size. I typically like to have at least 512GB of storage on my computers, or a terabyte on my gaming machines.
The good news is that most professional photographers and videographers that I know tend to carry external hard drives anyway. It just stinks for folks who might one day run out of space.