Leaked 13-inch Retina MacBook pics show ports, not much else

Purported shots of Apple's yet-to-be-announced 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro show few changes from its larger sibling.

The purported right-side of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
The purported right-side of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. WeiPhone

More photos claiming to depict the parts, and in fact, a working version of Apple's unannounced 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, have surfaced.

MacRumors points to a forum post on Chinese technology site WeiPhone that features a slew of inside and outside of shots of what is said to be the smaller notebook.

What is said to be the inside collection of batteries (yeah, this is the full size of the photo).
What is said to be the inside collection of batteries (yeah, this is the full size of the photo). WeiPhone

Today's additions show the configuration of six battery packs arranged within the inside of the machine (see the photo on the right), as well as the left- and right-hand sides of the assembled computer. These sides may not be all that exciting, but they suggest that the smaller version of the notebook will sport the same dual Thunderbolt I/O connectors, as well as an SD card slot and HDMI out port found on the bigger model.

The images come on the heels of a report from blog 9to5Mac, which earlier today claimed the 13-inch Retina model would start at $1,699 , a full $500 less than the 15-inch model, though $500 more than the entry-level, non-Retina MacBook Pro.

Apple has not announced a smaller version of the Retina-equipped Pro, but is expected to at its event next Tuesday, where it may also debut a smaller version of the iPad, a refreshed Mac Mini, and new iMac desktops. Production on the 2,560x1,600-pixel display -- which purportedly appears in two of the photos on the WeiPhone forum -- began in August, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET.

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