Over the weekend, Chinese social media reported that experts have learned how to replace RAM modules and solid-state drive on Mac computers with a single-chip Apple M1 system.
Now, photographs have appeared, as well as confirming information that specialists from Guangzhou have successfully disconnected the RAM and the SSD module, replacing them with components of larger capacity, which are correctly recognized in the macOS operating system.
The source cites many photos showing how the base version of the MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD is upgraded to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD. These changes are then displayed in macOS Big Sur.
The RAM and SSD components on Apple Macs with the Apple M1 are soldered, making the procedure extremely difficult. At the same time, there is a high probability of the device failing during the upgrade process. In addition, users will lose their warranty.
Due to the complexity of such an upgrade and the potential danger, most owners are unlikely to decide on such a procedure. However, there are always enthusiasts who want to try this method.