Will the new MacBook Air have soldered SSD?

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  1. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    With bean counter CEO Tim Cook at the wheel, Apple has been trying squeeze every penny out of its customers.

    We see this with soldered RAM in the Mac Mini, iMac, etc.

    We also see this with soldered SSD in the MacBook Retina.

    What are the chances that the new MacBook Air will have soldered SSD?
     
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    I think that it won't have a soldered SSD, as we are talking about a m.2 sata drive.
     
  3. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's incorrect. The MacBook Air use custom SSDs with proprietary connectors.
     
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    Standard PCIe M.2, but who really cares about the interface if it isn't soldered as the OP asks ?
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    You speak as if the MBA would actually get an upgrade.

    It is not a standard m.2 interface.
     
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    Unless the MacBook Air undergoes a more significant redesign, I'm quite sure they'll continue using separate SSDs.

    It's not standard M.2. It's a custom form-factor and unique connector.
     
  7. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Who's to say there will even be a new MacBook Air...
     
  8. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    There will be a new MBA, as intel makes the cpu ranges suited for Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro & a higher performance Macbook Pro.
     
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    Yes, and where in the world is Carmen, Santiago ? ;-)
     
  11. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Who knows?..... I'm still trying to figure out where Carmen Sandiego is, lol.....
     

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