When Apple first introduced its MacBook Pros with Touch Bar to the public in 2016, iFixit discovered that the SSDs of these laptops were soldered to the motherboard. This caused the fear that it would be difficult to recover data in case the motherboard of the MacBook Pro was killed. Fortunately, this turned out not to be a big problem, as Apple produced a special device for these MacBook Pro models from 2016 and 2017, with which recognized Apple service providers can restore user data when the motherboard breaks, but the ssd remains intact.
To use this device one has to connect it to the so-called data recovery port on the broken motherboard, after which the MacBook Pro can be started up, and then with Migration Assistant the data can be retrieved. Now iFixit has discovered that the data recovery port is not present on the motherboards of both the 13- and 15-inch variants of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar of 2018. For the time being, it seems very difficult to save stored data when the motherboard of a new MacBook Pro is broken, so we advise users of these laptops to make backups as often as possible.