More Claims of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming at Next Week's Media Event

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    Following yesterday's report from 9to5Mac stating that the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro would be introduced alongside the "iPad mini" at Apple's media event all but confirmed for October 23, AllThingsD now weighs in with its own sources making similar claims.
    The report summarizes expectations for the new machine, which include a 2560x1600 display, same thin profile as the 15-inch model, and all-flash storage. Pricing remains unknown, but if the 15-inch model is any indication consumers can expect a significant price premium for the Retina 13-inch model compared to the thicker non-Retina models that will undoubtedly remain available.

    AllThingsD has an excellent track record when it comes to rumors regarding Apple's media event plans, and thus it does indeed appear that Apple's media event will focus on several different products next week.

    Article Link: More Claims of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming at Next Week's Media Event
     
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    $1499 starting price, right? :D

    Since SSDs have slightly gone down in price, I hope it doesn't cost $500 to go from 256GB to 512GB and such.
     
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    So, it's more or less "confirmed".

    You think so, probably more.
     
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    Sounds interesting! I'm looking forward to finding out how much the 'premium' is ;)
     
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    why not $999 ;)
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Why no iMac release included as well?

    Ridiculous
     
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    So do you think the updated iMac will make an appearance at this event?
     
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    Great, more variations on notebooks, 'cause we need more Apple portables like I need a hole in the head.

    How's that 2 year old Mac Pro revamp? Oh, this is a "post-pc era", yeeeet, Apple is still making notebook's. Right.
     
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    Curious where the weight will come in vs. the 13" Air I bought in June.
     
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    Anyone else thinks it's bad that apple is making more and more different products?

    Until now, their product lines were really clear about what is what.
    1 ipad, 1 macbook air for each size, 1 macbook pro for each size etc.
    Now it's all messed up.
    It's nothing bad, but tbh, who would buy the simple macbook pro when they can choose between air and retina pro, depending on their budget?
     
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    1) Why do people always take a rumor of product X to mean that Apple is not also working on product Y?

    2) "Post-PC" era does not mean that PCs are obsolete or no longer used, just that they are no longer the singular focus of the computing market.
     
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    If this does not have a decent dedicated graphics card I would not buy it.
     
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    All of this but no mention of the iMac apart from that story a few days ago :mad:
     
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    I think it will be less of an issue in the future when Retina displays are cheaper and it will become a standard across all computers.
     
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    possible, only Apple is willing to do!

    remember iPhones has better resolution/pixel density than MacBook laptops ;)
     
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    If it ain't quad core with dedicated GPU, fuggedaboutit.
     
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    I agree man it is killing me I've seriously been waiting to get a Mac (iMac) for almost 2 years
     
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    People who like optical media, Ethernet, Firewire, and large cheap HD capacity.
     
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    I don't like the fragmentation of the retina MacBook Pros and regular MacBook Pros. If you're going to update a product, update it. Don't just introduce a more expensive version and give the entry-level product a spec bump.
     
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    In a fantasy land. I'm thinking closer to $1800. The base 15" is $2200
     
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    MBA: 2.96

    MBP: 4.5

    Split the difference and you won't be far off at 3.75 lb
     

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