Apple Begins Production Of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Displays [Report]

Apple Begins Production Of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Displays [Report]

This could be getting a little brother before the year’s out.

Apple has now caught up with demand of its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, with shipping estimates dropping to just 2-4 business days this morning. But if you’re holding out for the 13-inch model, your wait could soon be coming to an end. According to one analyst, 13-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina displays have now entered production ready for an October launch.

NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has told CNET that Samsung, LG Display, and Sharp have begun production of a 13-inch Retina display believed to be for Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro.

Production has begun of a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel density display that will land on a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET.

“The supply chain indications are that it’s for a MacBook Pro 13.3 — not a MacBook Air,” said Shim.

Thankfully, production volume is expected to be “substantially higher” than that of the 15-inch model from day one.

“With 15.4 it’s production of a few hundred thousand units versus one to two million for the 13.3,” he said.

That means there may not be a month-long wait for the 13-inch model, as there was for the 15-inch shortly after its release back in June.

Recent rumors have claimed Apple will unveil the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in October, and that’s certainly looking more likely now that these displays are in production.

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  • Abed Halawi

    Is the Retina coming to Macbook Air ?

  • pti_crapulito

    It should come to the MacBook Air yep, i don’t know why it still hasn’t, the price to create a retina display is less expensive on a 11″ than on a 15″… macboko air 11/13 should be retina this year ???

  • technochick

    This is a kids play prediction. It’s pretty clear that said display will come to all computers eventually. The notion that they might be about to release the same form in a 13 inch, not really news

    Retina iMac, Cinema displays etc. that’s where the relay news is.

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  • Adam Burdock

    Anybody know how much this baby is going to be ???

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