As WWDC draws to a close, conversation has turned to the products Apple didn't announce last Monday and when we might expect to see additional product launches from Cupertino. There are the obvious and long awaited gadgets, such as the iPhone 5 and Apple's much rumored HDTV, but today's rumor relates to a 13-inch MacBook Pro boasting a Retina Display.
Though Apple did announce a MacBook Pro with Retina Display (and upgraded the guts of the 13-inch model with third generation Intel Core i series CPUs), the 13-inch MacBook Pro did not get the same Retina Display treatment afforded to the 15-inch MBP. Apple didn't mention anything about a 13-inch Retina Display MBP during WWDC, so we're left to wonder when Apple's plans to introduce one.
According to AppleInsider, Apple could launch the 13-inch Retina Display MBP by October. The website cites Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI as saying Apple will ramp up production of a 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro in September and that units will be in stores by October, just in time for the all-important holiday shopping season.
This is good news if you had your heart set on a 13-inch with Retina Display but were disappointed when Apple debuted only a 15-inch model on Monday. As long as you can hold out and resist temptation, you should be able to get a Retina Display MacBook Pro for less than the current $2200 base price before the year is out. The wait will also give application developers more time to boost their apps to support the high resolution display.
"Yeah, one of my RAM sticks died."
"That's a $1500 repair job."
"Well, since everything is soldered or glued, we have to replace the motherboard, CPU, GPU, wireless and bluetooth device, and the SSD."
I probably will shut up about this issue and only focus on complaining the price.
(unless the Air is significantly lighter than the 13" retina pro)
Kill the cost reduced crap (current MacBook Pros are a bit of a joke) and only make the good stuff.
Anything from an other company: ''ZZzz...''
Overhyped crap propaganda!!!
Don't worry, they'll make enough money from overpriced upgrades ($100-$200 from 8GB to 16GB for example) and repairs to overshadow any increased replacement (not repair) jobs.
I really want the high resolution and the clarity so I was waiting for the new 13" with Retina, but that was a major disappointment that I might have to wait for Haswell. Gotta admit, pushing that much pixels might be a tough job for intel HD4000.
Considering it can play starcraft 2 and diablo 3 on medium-high settings at 2880x1800 I very much doubt it has a problem with scrolling in Safari. Heck the new iPad is pushing 2048x1532 and it has a way less powerful CPU and GPU and it scrolls completely smoothly.
Production? Please show me an Apple FACTORY where they manufacture stuff (not assemble nor commission stuff to be made by others)...
...I thought so.