DigiTimes is reporting that production of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros has begun. This comes after a report surfaced late last month claiming that Apple’s suppliers had begun production of a 2560×1600 resolution display destined for a 13-inch MacBook Pro. This new report also notes that production of an updated iMac is underway, but production has hit a few bumps in regards to the higher-end model.
If Apple is have trouble producing the 27-inch model, it remains to be seen how the company might handle the launch of the update. Would Apple release an updated 21.5-inch model earlier than the 27-inch model, and take preorders for the bigger model to be shipped at a later date, or would they hold the 21.5-inch update until the 27-inch model was ready? Who knows, but I would wager on the latter corse of action.
At any rate, DigiTimes has a spotty track record at best. However, this report has some credibility due to the fact that we have heard many of these details in other reports. Still, it seems reasonable that Apple will introduce updated iMacs, and possibly even 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros in the near future, ahead of the holiday shopping season.