Even if a Mac Studio SSD upgrade was only available at Apple at some point, the cost would presumably come down over time.
When Adam wrote about his iMac adventures in April 2020, I responded:
I have had my own misadventures with iMacs, and although none compare, they have been irritating enough that I am very leery of buying another iMac. What I want is a scaled-down version of the new Mac Pro – a Mac mini Pro decked out with similar aluminum construction and accessibility but much smaller and less expensive that the Mac Pro. Hopefully the Apple gods are listening to my prayers.
Then in May '21, I wrote:
I am tired of sending perfectly workable iMac screens to be recycled because the cpu chip is not up to snuff. I would like a beefy Mac mini Pro that is user upgradeable with a 2nd hard drive and more RAM. Screens last for years and can go from Mac to Mac.
Well apparently wishes do come true sometimes, even if not 100%. It looks like Mac Studio SSDs might be upgradeable at some point. RAM, no. Accessibility, somewhat — there are screws hidden under the rubber ring on the bottom which beats removing an iMac’s screen. I am happy.
Now I want to figure out which monitor and I want an additional mini monitor to make the Mac Studio semi portable. In some locations, I could attach it to a TV or screen share over Apple TV.
One computer to rule my Mac world.