Will it ever be possible to do a ram upgrade on retina macbook pros?

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  1. Freshmen macrumors member

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    I have a 8gb model and i want to future proof it, i won't need 16gb's until a few years, you think there will be a workaround by then?

    greedy ass apple and their lame tactics :mad:
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    The RAM is soldered to the logic board so isn't upgradeable.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, never will - unless you want to take a soldering iron to the logic board.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Only if you have access to the machines in the Foxconn factory somewhere in China.
     
  5. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone up for a field trip??:p
     
  6. Meister Suspended

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    Of course. All you need is a soldering iron, pliers and a hammer.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    Yep, the soldering pads are free on the backside of a 8GB MoBo:
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    Source: iFixIt
     

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