A report from Taiwan says Apple is working with suppliers to mass produce a 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro equipped with a Retina display in time for the company’s Back to School promotion.
Not only is DigiTimes convinced
Apple has a 13-inch Retina-enabled MacBook Pro on the table for this year, but the Taiwanese publication goes as far as to note that rumors about it being delayed are false.
To be noted that there haven’t been such rumors (at least not abundantly) swirling around the Internet.
The English-language report says “sources from upstream suppliers of Apple have refuted the rumors saying their supply status is stable.”
Furthermore, the Mac maker has reportedly “demanded its upstream partners start supplying components for the 13-inch model in the third quarter and they have not yet heard anything about changing of schedule.”
The sources in question “believe” the new Pro will be released to the masses in fall, “to have a chance to launch before October to catch up with the back-to-school season.”
On June 11, this year, Apple introduced the world to the first Pro notebook equipped with a Retina display capable of outputting crisp graphics at a whopping 2880-by-1800 resolution (at 220 pixels per inch).
The computer also supports scaled resolutions at 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels. The 15.4-inch display is made up of no less than 5 million pixels – 3 million more than a regular HD television.
“The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”