Apple are set to unveil a retina version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro on October 23rd that will bring the thinner, faster model up to date with the 15-inch version and photos have leaked onto a Chinese site confirm that.
The photos show that the new display will boast a resolution of 2,560-by-1,650 pixels which is a pixel density of 230 pixels-per-inch which is slightly higher than the 220 pixels-per-inch of the 15 inch model. The leaked photos clearly show the MacBook Pro display running Windows at the resolution of 2,560-by-1,650 and the new slimmer profile complete with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt and HDMI out connections.
Apple were originally expected to launch the 13inch Retina version of the MacBook Pro at the same time as the 15-inch Retina model at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference back in June however to much surprise there was no mention of the 13-inch model.
Taiwanese electronics industry publication DigiTimes published details claiming that the original delay for the 13-inch model was down to “weak yields” of its high resolution display and that although Apple had improved the situation that the launch of the new model would have limited availability at first due to supply chain constraints. The current 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is codenamed D2, and its smaller sibling is in fact, dubbed D1 internally.