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@ikir, There are different ways to look at data security. In Apple terms, it's about platform protection rather than user protection. Many would argue Apple is a marketing company first and foremost. Hardware innovation and software development are consequential tasks they do to follow marketing directions.

I've been involved in the entire life cycle of electronics devices first hand. Teardown workers would be much more willing to destroy things than to remove components and sort hard drives for proper erasure. A Mac with a soldered SSD typically dies with drilled holes all over them.

Businesses can hire more skilled workers to do these jobs but electronics recycling has gotten very costly in the last decade. It's easy for marketing to present idealistic imageries of what they are doing to be green. The problem is nobody wants to bear the full cost to do recycling responsibly.

 

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Posted by: @mac_editor
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Soldered SSD are better for security

No not at all. All of the security features Apple wants can be implemented using a non-soldered SSD. IIRC one feature the T2 chip has is that the SSD and it are linked (1:1). But then Mac Pro has upgradable SSD so clearly alternatives are possible even within Apple. From a security perspective I do see and know the advantages of T2 - but soldered RAM/SSD are unnecessary for them.

yes but as far I know Mac Pro needs a more complex procedure for changing SSD.


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Posted by: @ikir

yes but as far I know Mac Pro needs a more complex procedure for changing SSD.

Yes I know. It requires T2 flash:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210626

Point is that soldering was unnecessary as this same procedure could have been used on all T2 Macs. 

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