Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Apple’s sharp 15-inch MacBook Pro equipped with retina display is still a newcomer on the shelves. But already Apple could be gearing up to introduce a smaller, 13-inch version before the end of the year.

According to industry rumors, Apple is talking to its Asian manufacturing partners about supplying 13-inch retina screens in time for an October launch.

Reports also state that, despite being smaller than the 15-inch, this model will actually have higher resolution. While the 15.4-inch screen features 220 pixels per inch (PPI), the 13-inch version is said to be slightly sharper at 227 PPI.


The 15-inch retina MacBook Pro stumbled a bit off the starting block due to limited support from software makers for its high-resolution screen. Hopefully by October more programs will be available other than Apple’s own that fully support its 2800 x 1800 resolution.