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.