We all assumed that Apple would “Retina-tize” all of their Macs at some point. Well, it looks like Cupertino still has plans to launch a 13-inch Retina model in Q4 2012.
DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has been telling CNET for a while now that a 13.3-inch Retina version of the MacBook Pro (MBP) is slated for production in the fourth quarter. And today Shim reiterated that he sees no change in those production plans.
What’s not clear is when Apple would release the new MacBook. Shim speculates that it would happen after the iPad Mini announcement — which is expected to be released in the coming weeks — though he said he has no first-hand knowledge of this.
The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will have a resolution of 2560×1600, doubling the pixels that are present in the standard model. There’s no word on pricing for the new MacBook yet, but we should find out this information in the near future if these reports are accurate. We may even see this at the rumored keynote on Oct 17, 2012.