Evidence Of Upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Surfaces In Benchmark Results

Evidence Of Upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Surfaces In Benchmark Results

There have been rumors for the last month or so that Apple is planning to release a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display later this year. While we haven’t seen any physical evidence of the MacBook’s¬†existence, there have been a few Geekbench scores that support rumors that the new laptop will be coming soon.

Macrumors was tipped off about new benchmark score for a possible Retina MacBook Pro model that carries a “MacBookPro10,2’ identifier. Even though Geekbench scores can be faked by enthusiasts, the scores for the MacBookPro10,2 line up pretty nicely with what we expect out of the rumored machine.

Cult of Mac found similar Geekbench scores for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display weeks before it was announced by Apple. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display carries a “MacBookPro10,1’ identifier. Current non-Retina versions of the MacBook Pro carry “MacBookPro9,x” identifiers, so it’s likely that this MacBookPro10,2 model is the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

The machine sports many of the same internal components as the current high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro models with a 2.9GHz Core i7-3520M processor and the same motherboard identifier. MacRumors also notes that the machine is running a 12A2066 build of the unreleased OS X 10.8.1 that is rumored to be released in a few days.

Evidence Of Upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Surfaces In Benchmark Results

  • Max Gillilan

    Damn it. I just ordered a new custom Pro less then 5 minutes ago. :p

  • assyrianpride

    interesting, but still expensive……ill just wait until it gets old and the price drops

  • frog_snyper

    Damn it. I just ordered a new custom Pro less then 5 minutes ago. :p Quick! Cancel you order!

  • AppleBruit

    I can’t wait for the MBPR13. I have the MBP15 (2011) right now because of the resolution. I hope that the 13 can do 1680×1050 or even higher.

  • Sam Romeo

    sorry, im a bit of a noob, but does this mean that apple developers are using geekbench to test their hardware? Surely they should have a more secretive way of doing this?

    Please correct me if im wrong :)

  • Kenton Presbrey

    I really don’t like the direction Apple is taking with these new Retina machines. If they plan on continuing to call them “Pro” models then they need to make them more repairable by consumers.

    I refuse to buy the New MacBook Pro with Retina Display for this very reason.

    I understand that Apple is in completely uncharted territory at this point, seeing that no one has ever made a machine this thin, powerful with such a high resolution. However, making the machine user repairable should of been high on their list of priorities.

    In my opinion, there is no need to glue a battery in place or solder the RAM.

    I am hoping that as the technology progresses that Apple will move away from these strange practices.

  • Tallest_Skil

    If they plan on continuing to call them “Pro” models then they need to make them more repairable by consumers.

    What does reparability have to do with them being professional machines?

    I refuse to buy the New MacBook Pro with Retina Display for this very reason.

    So two years from now you’ll go to Dell when Apple stops selling your definition of ‘repairable’ machines altogether?

    In my opinion, there is no need to glue a battery in place or solder the RAM.

    And that opinion comes from not having inside knowledge at Apple. Your opinion, in addition, is also wrong, as the benefits thereof are clearly visible.

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