Cnet is reporting that Apple’s suppliers have begun production of 13.3-inch 2560×1600 resolution “Retina” displays. These new display panels will be destined for an upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. It has been rumored for awhile now that Apple would be introducing a smaller, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro sometime this fall, likely in October.
The report goes on to note that supplies of the 13-inch display will likely be higher than that of the 15-inch display, if for not other reason than the greater popularity of the 13-inch model. However, I suspect that yields of the smaller displays would be greater due to it’s smaller size as much as its popularity.
In fact, I thought it was odd that Apple introduced Retina displays at the 15-inch size first. To my mind, it would have been easier to fabricate 13-inch screens before jumping to the larger size. I’m not a hardware engineer though.
At any rate, keep your eyes and wallet open for a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in the near future.