Analyst: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in production
A smaller Retina-equipped MacBook Pro is on its way, according to one analyst.
A smalleris on its way, with the device being assembled right now, according to one analyst.
Our American colleagues at MacBook Pro with a 2,560x1,600-pixel screen. That's what NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim says, anyway.the production gears have crunched into action on a 13.3-inch
He seems to know the exact model as well, adding: "The supply chain indications are that it's for a MacBook Pro 13.3 -- not a." The screens are made by Samsung, LGD, and Sharp.
If Shim's figures are correct, Apple predicts this smaller model to be a big seller too, as the production run dwarfs that of its larger counterpart. "With 15.4 it's production of a few hundred thousand units versus one to two million for the 13.3," he said. Production started in the third quarter, so we could expect the 13.3-inch model hit the shelves around late autumn.
With a new iPhone and also rumoured before Christmas (though on from the sound of things), it could be a very busy end of year indeed for Apple.
The Retina display is found on Apple's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. That model has a resolution of 2,880x1,800-pixels, with 220 ppi. The iPad screen is 2,048x1,536 pixels, with a ppi of 264, which also makes it a Retina display. (Anything over 200ppi and you're in Retina territory.)
A 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro would likely fly off the shelves, thanks to being more portable than its larger counterpart. It'd also be cheaper than the 15.4-inch model, which sells for a whopping £1,799.
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