It seems Apple has program to expand its line of Retina-toting Macbooks, strengthening its line-up with different portable 13.3-inch Macbook Pro models. Currently, the only Macbook to assist a Retina display is a 15.4-inch Pro model with a steep beginning price of $2200.
Apple uses the word “Retina” to refer its own IPS shows with an unusually high pixel density. Retina screens retain double to triple the price of pixels of ordinary panels, making it hard for human eyes to discern the individual elements which constitute its output. For an example, Apple’s current 15.4-inch Retina display cosists resolution of 2880×1800 as opposed to the 1366×786 screens which are standard-issue on most similar sized, entry-level laptops.
NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim revealed Cnet that a 2560×1600 13.3-inch display is presently being produced by Apple’s supply chain partners. Due to the participation of certain facilities, Shim thinks the information is suggestive of a Macbook Pro screen and not the Macbook Air.
Shim also express that Apple is on track to produce 1 to 2 million 13.3-inch units. This is substantially more than the “few hundred thousand” screens manufactured for the 15.4-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display, proposing Apple anticipate to move far more 13-inches. By implication, this also propose the new Macbook Pros will be amounted substantially lower, but pricing will likely held a mystery until the new laptop is officially declared.
As a side note, Samsung is the producer for Retina panels. Interestingly, Samsung and Apple have been involved in an tremendous lawsuit regarding their phone and tablet designs. It was declared this weekend that Samsung lost the case, leaving the company reeling from more than $1 billion.
Given the timing of output, Cnet belives these new Macbook Pros could hit shelves this fall.