if anyone has the new MacBook pros and doesn't mind opening it up, can you report back if the ram or ssd's are soldered on? I remember this topic being asked a lot over the summer, I'm just curious what direction Apple took in regards to soldering in the stuff that used to be user replaceable. Edit: 10/31/2016 (The 13" Non-Touchbar model do not have soldered on SSD's) I'm glad that im not buying a new macbook pro. Solder on ram was already a problem, but soldered SSD's is the biggest *&^% you that apple could have done to its customers. If your SSD goes bad, you must buy a new logic board, new ram, and new SSD. If your ram goes bad, you must buy a new logic board, and new SSD, and new ram. If your logic board goes bad, you must buy a new logic board, new ssd, and new ram. If your out of warranty, your SOL because it could cost just as much to repair it as it would be to replace it. Then the other Big Unknown is whether or not apple will allow you to trade in your broken logic board with an upgraded SSD/Ram and get credit for that SSD/Ram allowing you to re-buy the same size SSD/Ram if something goes wrong with 1 of the 3 possible parts that would cripple your computer. Knowing apple they will straight up tell you to re-buy the SSD/RAM upgrade because the SSD/RAM thats on your broken logic board is useless unless its professionally removed and manually installed on other logic boards. My guess as to why this is happening is because of the m.2 drives that are out. They are becoming really fast (3500mbps now, EVO 960) and users have found a way to stick them in 2015 models and below and Tim cook decided to stop this from happening. Blocks all 3rd party sales, and blocks adapter usage. This also gives apple a monopoly to be able to overcharge users for SSD space. Apple SSD prices are extremely high compared to the regular ssd market. Not only did apple screw up by increasing the prices, but a solder on SSD will be the last straw for alot of people and i truly wouldn't be surprised to see a good amount of new orders get returned solely because of this issue. They are literally turning the macbook pro into an iphone with no user adjust ability options. They really should re-name the computer because a non-up-gradable computer is not a PRO computer but instead an IPAD with a keyboard.