CNET is reporting on comments made by Richard Shim, and analyst for DisplaySearch, who is claiming that Apple is still on course to release a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in the near future. Production is on track, but it remains to be seen when Apple will actually release the product. Shim does note that he believes the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will be introduced sometime after the iPad mini announcement, which is expected in the next few weeks. He does cover by saying that he has no first hand knowledge of the launch timeframe however.
The report goes on to repeat much of what we’ve heard before: the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will have a resolution of 2560×1600 which is double the number of pixels over the current non-retina 13-inch MacBook Pro. It is also believed that Apple will continue to sell the current hard drive-based, non-retina 13-inch MacBook Pro alongside the new Retina model, in order to hit different price points.
Not one bit of this report sounds unreasonable to me. Plus, we’ve been hearing rumors that some of Apple’s other Mac products might also be seeing an update ahead of the holiday shopping season. One report claims that new iMacs are on their way, while another report claims that Mac mini supplies are dwindling, which is always a good indicator that a refresh is just around the corner.