13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro to Launch 'Before October'?

Posted July 10, 2012 at 5:44pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6116 views

Apple may be planning to launch a 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro before October to take advantage of back-to-school buyers, reports DigiTimes.

Apple has 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. As for when the product will launch, the sources believe the new MacBook Pro will have a chance to launch before October to catch up with the back-to-school season.

Apple also did not reduce its shipment forecast for 2012 and is still expecting its notebook shipments to grow 30% on year, the sources pointed out. In 2011, Apple's portable PC shipments were 12.79 million units, according to IDC. With a forecast of 30% growth, Apple's MacBook series shipments are expected to reach 16.24 million units in 2012.


Apple released a 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro in June; however, it is priced out the range of most students. A 13-inch device would likely be more affordable although it would still demand a premium for its higher quality display.

Read More [via Emmanuel]


Share
Add Comment
Jaedre - July 11, 2012 at 3:10am
Wonder what the price tag will be
NoGoodNick - July 10, 2012 at 5:47pm
Pretty cool.
Follow iClarified
Late 2014 Mac Mini Teardown Reveals Soldered RAM [Photos]
iFixit has published a teardown of the new 20...
Facebook Updates 'Paper' App With Support for Larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Apple to Require All New iOS Apps to be 64-Bit Starting February 1st
Apple has announced that it will require all ...
Early Benchmarks for the New 27-Inch Retina iMac [Chart]
Here are some early 64-bit benchmarks for the...
Tim Cook Congratulates Employees on Strong Quarter in Internal Memo
In a letter to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook ...