Apple's 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch 'Before October'?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Just before last month's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo correctly predicted that Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display would appear alongside the standard MacBook Pro instead of as a direct replacement, also accurately claiming that only the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro would be making an appearance while a 13-inch model remained in the works.

    At the time, Kuo believed that Apple could have the 13-inch version ready by August, but in the wake of WWDC he revised his predictions to indicate that Apple would begin ramping production in September for a launch in October.


    Kuo's post-WWDC predictions for Apple's 2012 and 2013 MacBook lineups
    Digitimes now reports that while Apple has been included among other PC vendors amid rumors of delayed or decreased shipments, the company's plans for the Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro are in fact on track and may even see a debut "before October" in order to address the back to school market.
    After a relatively slow start to 2012 as Apple awaited the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, the company appears to be setting itself up for a busy second half of the year. Even after a strong upgrade to its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines at WWDC, Apple still has plenty of products apparently still in the pipeline, including a new iPhone expected later this year, rumors of an "iPad mini", 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro models, and an update to the iMac line.

    Article Link: Apple's 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch 'Before October'?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2005
    I have nothing to add
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Champaign, IL
    As much as I would love a RD on my MacBook Pro, it is an Early 2011 model so unless there would be some significant changes, I don't see myself selling the current laptop and getting the new MBPR-13".
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    think it'll be a quiet intro to the store?
  5. macrumors 65816

    Nov 12, 2006
    thing is this Nvidia 650 cant power the screen good enough
  6. macrumors 603


    Oct 21, 2008
    When I see the name Digitimes I just know Mac Rumors is only postng the story for website hits....
  7. macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Albuquerque, USA
    Probably. Well, I'm sure there'll be something on the homepage, but definitely not a keynote for it (unless its a quick mention in the iPod/iPhone keynote).
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Elsewhere, USA
    I'd not believe this if it weren't for the stellar reporting of DigiTimes. Those guys never miss.

  9. DTF
    macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2010
    October?? Not exactly catching the back to school buying season.
  10. macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    After seeing the 15" rMBP, I'd rather save some money and get an even smaller foot print on a machine that is just a hair heavier than an Air but much more powerful.

    The real question will be whether or not the GPU can handle Retina, since the 15" rMBP's chip is getting taxed by it?
  11. macrumors 65816

    Nov 12, 2006
    so if the Nvidia 650 cant pull 30fps on OSX animations what chance has intels 4000 gpu?
  12. macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2009
    its rumored that the 13" retina pro will be powered by the HD 4000 only.

    the single thing that should distinguish macbook pros from the Air is discrete graphics cards. If the 13" retina pro doesnt have a discrete graphics card it shouldnt be labeled pro. Same thing with the current line of pros - that 13" should be able to fit a graphics card no problem I don't see why apple is only putting it in the 15".

    personally, I think the retina display (while beautiful for optimized apps), is ultimately a fail and a distraction.
  13. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Digitimes and a random 2 material at best.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2010
    October is too late for me. I need one for school now.

    How much do you guys think it'll weigh? I'm guessing 3.9 lbs, which is kinda heavy.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    I just got the latest 2011 Air with the 13 inch screen. It is plenty computer for me. The resolution Is 1440 by 900. That is insane. My old school 17 inch g3 iMac with the stainless steel swivel neck has the same resolution.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010

    Probably the most ignorant thing I've read concerning Apple ever.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Digitimes with another rumour that a device will be updated shortly after a refrsh. What makes me believe them?
  18. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    If you do the ratios with the 15s, the 13 should be 3.3 pounds.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    If it only has the integrated card you will be looking at a very sub-par product. If it has a dedicated card then maybe they can pull it off.
  20. macrumors 65816

    Feb 3, 2011
    It will be interesting to see how they will power all this. Me thinks a dedicated GPU will be needed :D
  21. macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    For those of you wondering....before October = August or September
  22. macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    My thoughts exactly. Needs to be announced early August to make the cut
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2010
    San Diego
    This would be great! However it's I believe the October rumor more....
  24. macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    It will interesting to see how they will power the dedicated GPU, smaller size means smaller battery compared to the 15". I wonder how they will still be able to keep it at a ~7 hour battery life.
  25. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    At this point I'd rather just wait the 6 months for Haswell based models. That is unless I really had to grab a new computer and couldn't wait.

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