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Retina display screen for the new MacBook Pro 13 inches are currently being assembled

According to industry sources close to Apple, Retina displays are already being manufactured for the rumored new Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch. The first batch is estimated higher than the one for the 15-inch model.

Analyst Richard Shim from NDP DisplaySearch, told CNET that he believes that the screen resolution of the new 13” Mac Book Pro will reach 2560 x 1600 pixels compared to the current version which is only 1280x800 pixels. Shim added that according to his sources, the screen being manufactured are intended for the MacBook Pro 13 "and not for the MacBook Air.

Published: Monday, 27 August 2012 23:52
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Further information supporting the rumor confirm that Samsung and LG will be responsible of the Macbook Pro 13” Retina Display screen assembly. The latter are now hurrying up to produce a much larger volume than the MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display which goes official last June, to make the first delivery.

However, given that the availability of components required for the screen assembly are not so good and the number of unit to be delivered to Apple depends heavily on that. Manufacturers could achieve at most 70 to 90% of their goals for an estimated 1 million and a half unit delivered.

Nevertheless, it is only estimates because the production capacity depends higly on Apple’s main manufacturers such as Samsung and LG, while Samsung has very few problem to achieve the higher volume and quality required by Apple, if one takes into account the volume produced for the New iPad. We should be reminded that despite the complicated trial which opposes the two companies, Samsung was the first manufacturer selected by Apple for the assembly and manufacture of its screens.

When will be available the new MacBook Pro 13" ?

While production rythm of the screens, its expected that the new MacBook Pro 13 "will be available in October, or in September which will confirm the recent rumors of a September launch.
More recently, the Benchmark specialized website Geekbench, had published references a MacBook Pro, not yet sold by Apple, in relation to the numbering scheme adopted by Apple. The current MacBook Pro 15 "Retina model is referenced internally as" MacBookPro 10.1 " while the base model is referenced as “MacBookPro 9.1” and this year's model" MacBookPro is “MacBookPro 10,1”. According GeekBench a new MacBook Pro with the reference “MacBookPro 10.2” has been seen in logs of a different benchmarking websites.

Although it is still uncertain that Apple will release a new model of MacBook Pro, one thing is certain is that the Cupertino company is ready to launch the next generation of iPhone with a special event which will be held next September 12. Another rumor also indicates that a second event will be dedicated to the “iPad Mini” which will be held in October. This second event will also an opportunity for Apple to renew its line of iPod Touch and iPod Nano.

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