Apple in production to make 1-2 million 13in Retina MacBook Pros

Karen Haslam
29 August, 2012
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An analyst is claiming that production has begun on the 13in MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The new Retina MacBook is expected to launch in October.

According to NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim: “The supply chain indications are that it’s for a MacBook Pro 13.3 – not a MacBook Air.”

The new 13in MacBook Pro will have a 2,560×1 x 600-pixel Retina Display screen, according to Shim, and he claims that, despite Apple and Samsung’s rather public falling out, the screens are made by Samsung, as well as LGD and Sharp.

The analyst believes that Apple is ramping up production on the smaller laptop, producing “one to two million” of the 13.3in, verses “a few hundred thousand” units of the 15.4in Retina Display model, reports cnet.

Other recent rumours about the 13in MacBook Pro with Retina Display have included claims that it will feature 8GB RAM, and a 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M.

The Retina Display boasts a pixel density higher than the human eye can distinguish between (according to Apple).

The launch of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is expected in October in what is shaping up to being a busy spring for Apple, with the new iPhone tipped to launch in September.

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