2018 MacBook Pro owners should definitely back up to an external drive

July 24, 2018

Via: Mashable

If you buy one of the new 2018 MacBook Pros, you’d best back up your data, since recovery will be much harder than it was before if your logic board fails.

It turns out Apple removed a data-recovery port from the logic board in the latest iteration of the MacBook Pro, according to MacRumors. On previous models, the port served as a last resort for data recovery when backups and other recovery methods had failed.

Why would Apple remove such a potentially life-saving feature? Probably for stronger security. The new T2 chip, which handles many secondary functions of the machine, including hardware encryption. The way the T2 does this was probably incompatible with having the existing port.

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