13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Reportedly Still on Track for 4Q 2012 Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    CNET reports on comments from DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim, who says that Apple's plans for a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro remain on track for production during this quarter, suggesting that a launch may come in the near future.
    Shim reiterates that the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will carry a resolution of 2560x1600, doubling the number of pixels in each dimension over the current model. As with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, Apple will presumably offer the new 13-inch Retina model alongside the current non-Retina model at different price points.

    Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro
    Several other reports have indicated that production on the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is underway ahead of a launch later this month, with new iMacs also said to be in the works. Retail shortages of the Mac mini may suggest that an update to Apple's entry-level desktop is also coming, although specific rumors about updated Mac mini models have been lacking.

    Article Link: 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Reportedly Still on Track for 4Q 2012 Launch
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    Well this is nice and all but what about the flacking iMacs and Mac pros :eek
    This is starting to get ridiculous :mad:
  3. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Great. But I'm holding out for the Retina MacBook Air. It will probably be a couple of years...
  4. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

    Aug 15, 2012
    The Zoo
    I wonder if the previous 13" will be available for a lower price when this is released? I would definitely pay for that.
  5. shanmugam macrumors 68020


    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    10 weeks left in the Q4/Holiday period

    excluding this week.
  6. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
  7. jamesnajera macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2003
    There should be room for it with the DVD removed.
  8. Zunjine macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2009
    I'd have thought it would need one with so many pixels to push. Surely integrated won't be up to it.
  9. impulse462 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2009
    Hoping for the retina 13" air eventually also
  10. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
  11. Mums Suspended


    Oct 4, 2011
    Great - now bring back the 17".

    Apple seems to be dropping everything not iToy. I hate to say it, but it's beginning to look like a typical selling out.

    Steve Jobs built Apple and rebuilt it again, both times with money from Mac users. Now we're dinosaur liabilities. It's making me hope for the New Geek Messiah to come along (the Anti-Jobs?).
  12. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2011
    Essex, england
    thats cool, now gives us our updated mac pros and imacs that we have all been waiting for!
  13. Broojo02 macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2011
    If this is true then that would mean Apple is selling 3 different 13" Macbooks, it seems possibly a bit redundant :p
  14. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
    I have a feeling they'll drop the 13-inch "classic" MacBook Pro once this comes out... and after the next refresh for the 15-inch rMBP, they'll drop the 15-inch classic too.
  15. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009

    Cue the "This is a post-PC era" and "Apple makes their money from notebooks and mobile devices" comments.

    There is money in the professional sect, Apple used to make a great deal of profit from their PowerMac's and CCFL LCD's (and later iMac's). They CHOSE to ignore this segment, and cash in on cheaper iPad's, iPhone's and MacBook's in comparison to their power line not because it isn't profitable, because it isn't AS profitable. Professionals who need the power and have used Apple systems for years are [sadly] leaving for Windows or Unix systems that cater to their needs. Speaking with a former colleague at 1 Infinite, I was disheartened that many agree with the decision to move away from the Mac Pro.
  16. Biscuit411 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2010
    What is this strange device pictured? An original iPad married to an iPad3? And what about those strange holes on the sides? Could it be the first leaks of the iPhone6?

    Surely Apple isn't releasing a computer...
  17. guzhogi macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    My only concern with having both a retina MBA & MBP at 13" is some people might not be able to clearly differentiate the two models. Now if Apple could somehow fit a discrete gpu into a MBA, why not just merge the 2 lines?
  18. Junipr macrumors regular


    May 4, 2011
    This machine will be such a BEAST!! RIP CDs

    Redesigned Pros next year, and iMacs? who knows??.. :sad: :goodbye desktops:
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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012

    ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2012
  20. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Nevermind, read the whole article.. I really hope we see iMac and Mac Mini updates
  21. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2009
    I'm guessing they'll go for the same price and for $300 more you can get the retina version.
  22. dkersten macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    The integrated graphics of the MBA's can push that resolution on a Thunderbolt display so I wouldn't put it past Apple to include a non integrated graphics version and then a higher end discrete graphics model, or no discrete graphics at all.

    I'm with you though. There should be enough room with the optical drive gone so hopefully its included across the entire lineup

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