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Apple is looking to launch the 13-inch Retina MacBook either this September or early October

Apple is expected to release a 13-inch next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display this fall.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI, who provided the tip to Apple Insider, Apple is looking to launch the 13-inch Retina MacBook either this September or early October. Kuo has already correctly predicted that Apple would axe the 17-inch MacBook Pro and instead sell the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display along with a previous-generation without Retina.

The 13-inch next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display is expected to feature 2560 x 1600 resolution, a thinner body than the 15-inch version, no optical disc drive (solid-state flash memory storage only), Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with speeds over 2 GHz.


Apple's 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Kuo said Apple didn't reveal the new product at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week because "of a low yield rate" as well as challenges with assembly.

Apple unveiled a number of new MacBooks at WWDC, including new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs, new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros (without Retina display) and a 15.4-inch 2880 x 1800 display high-end laptop.

Source: Apple Insider



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By XZerg on 6/15/2012 12:53:13 PM , Rating: 2
on a second thought - i might be being too harsh on Apple. This essentially is a tablet but in a notebook form. How many people expect option and get to upgrade their memory or SSD in tablet? Possibly none. So this may be just a change from how much options people will have in the future in terms of upgrade to allow a "better" form factor, or a mid-step until the PC world comes up with a new form-factor for RAM and SSDs that allow for upgradeability.


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