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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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Not so sure...
By TakinYourPoints on 6/17/2012 12:47:41 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not so sure 13" MBPs will get 2x res displays. The Ivy Bridge IGP is decent, good enough to drive a 27" 2560x1440 display and doubling the 13" MBP would bring it to 2560x1600, but still...

It just seems to make more sense to wait for Haswell and its much improved IGP. If there is a 13" model with retina display released before then, it'll be like the original Macbook Air, a good concept that is a bit ahead of available technology. If they do release an Ivy Bridge model this year, waiting on the Haswell refresh would be the smart thing to do.




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