We Could See a 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display By Christmas
Earlier this week we waited with bated breath as Apple unleashed what is arguably the most advanced notebook computer ever, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Despite the thinness and lightness of the new notebook, some may find that 15 inches is still too bulky for their purposes. However, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro did not receive the same upgrade in display or form factor this year, so if you really want a Retina Display notebook, it's the 15-incher or bust.
Not to worry, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities predicts that a 13-inch version is currently being developed, and will be released in October of this year, reportedly being delayed by display yield and heat issues with the body. Kuo has been pretty accurate with his predictions as of late, as he said that Apple would release the a MacBook Pro alongside the then current MacBook Pro rather than a complete replacement. He also correctly predicted that Apple would discontinue the 17-inch Macbook Pro and that the new MacBook Pro would measure 19mm thick (it's actually 18mm, so he was just 1mm off the mark).
Another bit of evidence comes by the way of the database on the battery utility of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The application has a listing for a MacBookPro10,2. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is known as the MacBookPro10,1. The database entry appeared on April 25, which is way before any details of the new MacBook Pro would have been known to create a fake entry. It is expected that a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display should cost below US$2,000.