Rumor: Apple Prepping 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
You didn’t really think you could go a whole week without an Apple rumor did you? Hot on the heels of the debut of its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a whole new rumor surrounding Apple’s MacBook line surfaced today.
According to AppleInsider, which received a tip from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is working on a new 13-inch MacBook pro with Retina Display that will be launched this October. AppleInsider says Kuo has a solid history of accurately predicting Apple’s moves including being the first to point to Apple’s decision to phase out the 17-inch MacBook Pro and to continuing selling the standard 15-inch MacBook Pro along with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Kuo says the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will feature a screen resolution of 2,5600 x 1,600 and that its display will be a drop thinner than the one attached to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Other tidbits, Kuo dropped about the rumored 13-inch Pro include the fact it will, like the 15-inch Pro forgo the use of an optical drive, relying instead on an SSD, and that the new Pro will feature an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with a clock speed of more than 2 GHz and an integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics chip.
That means that the 13-inch Pro should come in at a slightly more wallet friendly price than its big brother, the 15-inch Pro, which features a 2.3-GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics chip.