Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is already doing its round around the web, with hoards of professionals craving to lay their hands on this ultra-powerful, ultra-sleek machine. However, that is not all from Apple. According to KGI’s analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will soon be releasing yet another 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display. So hold tight for a lighter Retina display notebook.
Kuo has made some very accurate predictions in the past. For instance, he was the one to predict that Apple will be abandoning its 17″ MacBook Pro, a prediction which turned out to be quite accurate at WWDC 2012. He had also said that Apple will launch a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, which also proved correct.
And now, Kuo is of the opinion that Apple will also do the same with the 13″ MacBook Pro, adding to it a Retina display. According to him, Apple has far greater hopes with the 13″ inch Retina notebook, since it will be less pricey, lighter and users will tend to be attracted to it more readily.
However, Apple didn’t announce the notebook at WWDC 2012 since, he says, Apple was experiencing a low yield rate as well as problems with the notebook’s assembly. These problems are expected to be done away with by the end of October and it is then that Apple may launch the 13″ Retina MacBook Pro.
As with the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro, the 13″ model will also lack an optical drive and will probably feature a flash storage. The screen resolution is expected to be 2560 x 1600, according to Kuo and it will be even slimmer than the 15″ model, with a bare thickness of 18 mm. Moreover, Kuo expects it to feature an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, clocked higher than 2 GHz.
Source: Apple Insider