Is Apple going to offer a 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display and could the launch come quickly enough that they already started building them? A report tells us this might happen soon.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display launched after Apple’s WWDC in June earlier this year. It offers a display with double the resolution making images and text seem so clear that the human eye cannot distinguish the individual pixels as one can on most other display. The iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the New iPad also include a retina display and look beautiful compared to lower resolution displays.
It only makes sense that Apple will push the Retina Display to other computers including the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 11 and 13 inch MacBook Air. This rumor, reported at GottaBeMobile, said Apple may already be building the new 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display.
My colleague Shawn Ingram writes:
The productions lines will likely have more displays ready for the 13-inch laptop than they did for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The 15-inch model only had a few thousand units ready at release. The 13-inch model could have between one and two million units ready. CNet‘s source says if the yield rates are anywhere from 70 to 80 percent Apple will have 1.5 million units ready for launch.
The 13-inch model should cost less than the 15-inch making it more affordable for more buyers. The $2199 base price for the 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display made it a little out of reach to most buyers. Hopefully, the smaller and lighter version will also take a smaller chunk of a consumer’s bank account.
So when can buyers get their hands on it? Ingram reported that it may come this fall, in time for the busy holiday buying time. Apple will likely launch a new iPhone in September and might add a smaller mini iPad in September or October, so Apple could have huge end of year.