Apple to launch 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina display in October

Macworld Australia Staff
15 June, 2012
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Apple will launch a 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina display to its product line in October, according to Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI says AppleInsider.

Kuo expects Apple to announce the new Retina display in September, with the product to hit stores in early October.

Kuo correctly was the first to indicate that Apple would drop its 17-inch MacBook Pro, and that the 15-inch next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display would be sold alongside the previous-generation MacBook Pro with lower-resolution display and thicker design, reported AppleInsider.

Apple has the “highest hopes” for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, but were unable to unveil the new product at WWDC this week because of a low yield rate and greater assembly difficulty, said Kuo.

Kuo expects the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina display will also lack an optical disc drive, have an Intel Ivy Bridge processor and the screen will have a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, and slightly thinner.

As for the just-released 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro, Kuo said that Apple should have about 300,000 units of the new MacBook Pro available to sell this month, a number that he called a “moderate” amount.




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