Displays for 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now in Production

CNET reports that production has begun on 13.3-inch, 2560x1600 displays that will be incorporated into Apple's forthcoming smaller Retina 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.

Displays are being made by Samsung, LGD, and Sharp, he said.

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Apple's MacBook lineup plans for late 2012 and 2013 (Source: Ming-Chi Kuo/KGI Securities)

Shim indicates that launch supplies for the new 13-inch Retina displays will be higher than seen for the 15-inch displays incorporated into the first Retina MacBook Pro released back in June, reflecting the greater popularity of the 13-inch models compared to their larger siblings.

"With 15.4 it's production of a few hundred thousand units versus one to two million for the 13.3," he said. That 13.3-inch production began in the third quarter.

Apple has been rumored to be looking to launch the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in October, and with mass production of the displays for the forthcoming machines now underway, it seems that Apple may be on track to meet that timeframe.

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Top Rated Comments

newyorksole Avatar
136 months ago
Not looking to buy 1 for myself, but they're deff gonna sell boatloads of these.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rot'nApple Avatar
136 months ago
Cool, but when are your non 480+ day new iMacs going into production?! :eek:
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Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iPhoneApple Avatar
136 months ago
Hope they put it at a good price point.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cookiesnfooty Avatar
136 months ago
I hope it is true and if so a quad core and a little more power than HD4000.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
67952 Avatar
136 months ago
I'm putting off buying a 15 inch MacBook Pro with retina display until Microsoft updates Office with retina support.

I know, I know…iWork...

But the fact of the matter is Office is still much superior to iWork in my job requires I work with Word documents all day.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doggonit Avatar
136 months ago

There is no way in hell Intel Graphics will be able to push that display and provide a good experience. Hell, the Nvidia 6-Series graphics on the 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display is just barely suffice.

:apple:

You clearly have not even a shred of a clue as to what a 15" rMBP is like. There is no lag on the integrated graphics processor and the 650m is more than sufficient. Ignoramuses like you make the sheeple think that the rMBP is barely able to run.

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and the HD4K will run this insane res on the 13inch?
Seeing that it can drive the 2880x1800 15" without any problems, yes.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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