Laptop expected to retail well below the $2,199 entry point set for the 15.4-inch model announced in June.
According to an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display is reportedly due to enter the production phase.
DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET that a 13.3-inch Retina version of the MacBook Pro is still scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter.
Shim speculates that a launch is possible following the announcement of the iPad Mini, which is apparently scheduled for October 17.
The analyst added that the MacBook Pro will feature a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel density display. Comparatively, the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro announced back in June boasts a 2880-by-1800 screen.
As for the laptop's price, it's expected that the device will retail below the $2,199 entry point set by the 15.4-inch model.