13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    9to5Mac claims that Apple will debut the long-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro alongside the iPad Mini later this month.
    The site typically sources this information from early part numbers, suggesting that two higher priced configurations have already appeared in Apple's systems.

    The new models line up with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's predictions of a separate Retina display lineup that will sell alongside the existing MacBook Pro line.

    Apple introduced the 15" Retina MacBook Pro in June, but retained the existing 15" MacBook Pro as well. Apple appears to be continuing this pattern by providing two 13" MacBook Pros -- one with a Retina display and one without.

    The iPad mini event is reportedly scheduled for October 23rd.

    Article Link: 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October
  2. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    $1500+ for a 13" underpowered laptop with a nice screen...no thanks.

    I'll keep my 13" Air
  3. ivbaseball06 macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2010
  4. justperry macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
  5. shazzam macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
  6. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    My guess would be a starting price of $1799 or $1899.
  7. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    The retina display will be reserved for the Pro I think. At least in 2012-2013.
  8. 4mat macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Having 13" Retina displays in production is a good start for a Retina Air. We'll have to wait and see if Apple's engeineers can pack enough horsepower into the Air to run that many pixels.
  9. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    The 256GB 13" MBA is also around $1,500...
  10. Bodypainter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    It's so obvious: they have to call the mac book pro just mac book and the mac book pro retina just mac book pro. Then we have the mac book air, the mac book pro and the normal mac book...
  11. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    For a 13" laptop?

  12. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    No, there won't be an Apple notebook that's named with only "MacBook"
  13. mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    i could use a nice 17" model.

    Pro media developers don't really need sexy thinness. We COULD use a week of battery life and lots and lots of ram/disk/GPU/CPU power.

    Our "portable" systems are often rackmounted: http://www.rackmountsolutions.net/SKB_Studio_Flyer.asp
  14. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    I call BS on this announcement. The MBP may very well be available the same time as the iPad mini, but it won't be part of the same announcement/event.
  15. coldmack macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    You do know your Air has a ulv(or if you have the C2D 13in model LV) intel CPU, while this is a full voltage i Core cpu. If you guys are unlucky Apple may sort of take over where the now discontinued craptastic Vaio Z left, i.e. high res display, quad core cpu, and maybe a gpu, be it internal or external(which is hampered a bit by the speeds of thunderbolt vs what that same gpu could do it it was on the mobo itself).
  16. macaddict06 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    about 3 meters from here. *points*
    Is anyone else scratching their heads a little bit with this? It seems a little out of Apple's character to release a whole new product (ok, well, for the most part new) and then say, oh yeah btw here you go, have a laptop too.

    If they're going to focus on textbooks it would make sense to launch the smaller iPad (mini, nano, little guy whatever) with some announcements from Pearson, MGH, etc and leave it at that.

    But hey, I guess if they toss in a laptop that's cool too.
  17. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Would be very cool to see both these products go ahead, and both are gonna be pretty tempting - hope the 13" rMBP has a believable GPU going on. Maybe even a preview release of next CPU? :D
  18. justperry macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    = FAIL.:eek:
  19. CindyRed macrumors member


    May 26, 2011

    I think it'd be better if this was an "Oh yeah, here are those new MacPros you wanted, and some iMacs. Nothing HUGE, but necessary upgrades." announcements. It'll also be nice for those who use it if Apple announced a fixed version of Final Cut Pro.
  20. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    I agree and wish Apple would do this but I doubt they will.
  21. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    Who cares if it gets announced with the iPad mini or not? As long as it gets announced. :rolleyes:

    No. There will be:

    MacBook Air
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook Pro Retina Display

    There's already been a MacBook model which has been phased out and replaced with the MacBook Air.

    What's obvious is the models for laptops will be:

    MacBook Air (consumer)
    MacBook Pro (professional with retina display) IMO 'Retina Display' will eventually be removed from 'MacBook Pro Retina Display'.
  22. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    Dang! I'm still collecting coupons for the Mac mini :eek:
  23. Tealover macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    Remember you have a choice

    Too expensive for me Ill go standard:)
  24. sshhoott macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    After using the integrated GPU on rMBP and finding out how choppy and under performing it is, I think it would be a good idea to pass this IVY bridge and wait for Haswell. The GPU will be twice as fast which is badly needed for retina display. ;)
  25. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Yes, that's what Apple should do. After all these years of obsessing over thinness, SURPRISE! Now they're into the 'above-average' machines ;)

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