Apple may unveil 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro alongside iPad mini

Oct 16, 2012 by Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times

The iPad mini may not be the only major new product Apple announces this month.

A new report by 9 to 5 Mac's Mark Gurman says the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant also plans to announce a 13-inch MacBook Pro with high-resolution Retina display, expanding the company's catalog of Retina-enabled products. It already offers a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The report says Apple will introduce the 13-inch Pro with Retina at the rumored Oct. 23 mini event.

The 13-inch laptop is expected to be thinner and lighter than its non-Retina counterparts, and it is also expected to be available in two versions, with one having a better processor and more storage.

If Apple follows what they did with the 15-inch model, which came out this summer, then the 13-inch model is not likely to have an .

Analysts have been saying for quite some time that they expect a 13-inch Retina model. And now that it's been reported by Gurman, who was the first to report on the 15-inch Retina rollout, it seems very likely Apple will also deliver on the 13-inch version soon.

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