Apple to Reportedly Stop Production of 13-Inch Non-Retina MacBook Pro Later This Year

Apple will cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro later this year in favor of its thinner Retina notebooks, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro, which last saw an update in June 2012, has remained as Apple's only MacBook Pro without a high-resolution screen after the 15-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro was discontinued last year.

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Apple has been expected to discontinue its standard MacBook Pros for quite some time in favor of an all Retina lineup. After Apple announced and subsequently released updated Retina MacBook Pros last October, the company cut the price of the entry level 13-inch Retina model to $1,299 - just $100 more than the non-Retina version.

The company is also expected to update its 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros in the future with Intel's forthcoming Broadwell chips, however the exact timing of those updates remains uncertain and differs for both models. While chips for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro are not expected to launch until the first quarter of 2015, chips for the 15-inch models are expected to be released at certain points throughout 2014. Rumors have also suggested that Apple is working on a 12-inch Retina notebook for the middle of this year.

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johnnnw Avatar
90 months ago
Can't wait until the only Macbook I can buy is non-upgradable.


I can't express how much I hate that this soldered stuff has happened. I'll take a little thicker body and non soldered RAM instead of this soldering because it's so thin stuff.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DenBeke Avatar
90 months ago

Maybe, but man, only 100 bucks extra for retina?


With only 128GB storage...
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marhowl Avatar
90 months ago
They axed the 17" in June 2012 without much explanation. Only that it comprised 1% of their laptop sales.

Then they axed the 15" recently in October 2013

It was obvious they are going to do the same to the 13". It didn't even receive the haswell update, which is big a shame. I do have to admit here, that you get a better value out of 13" retina MBP at this point.

Oh yes, and the 1% of laptop sales which were the 17" MBPs were bought by professionals who really needed it for their work.

Don't throw arguments at me that the 15" retina has better resolution and therefore is better than the old 17" because you probably don't know anything about screen's real estate. Oh, and it had antiglare option

I take good care of my early 2009 2.93GHz 17" which I maxed out and it's running flawlessly. I could hardly imagine replacing it for any retina MBP, even these days
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ciociosan Avatar
90 months ago
Prediction: The entire MacBook line is going to be revamped in autumn.

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The new MacBook Fixata - where even the power cord has been glued, soldered and quantum fused to the now even unibodier chassi. "Our customers tell us this is what they want," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a prepared statement. "The response has been overwhelming. We've shipped, er, been paid for, an absolutely incredible number of these lightning fast glued machines. We're shipping them as fast as we can, and our consumers just can't get enough of our new glue. You might say it's addictive."


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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WhackyNinja Avatar
90 months ago
Goodbye old friend

Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alohamade Avatar
90 months ago

Can't wait until the only Macbook I can buy is non-upgradable.


I can't express how much I hate that this soldered stuff has happened. I'll take a little thicker body and non soldered RAM instead of this soldering because it's so thin stuff.


Actually, I agree a lot with this. I had the money to choose between both the non-Retina and Retina 13-inch models about a year ago, and as foolish as it sounds, I went with the 13-inch non-Retina (digging through my forum history on here reveals some really exciting "debates" i had with people :) ). I went with it because I just love the upgradeability - if the battery goes wrong, that's a simple iFixIt purchase to make. New RAM, new SSD, everything's cool.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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