Apple is expected to bring its crystal clear Retina display to the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro in October, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst told AppleInsider that Apple will increase production of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display in September with a release in early October, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
According to Kuo, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display will — like its 15-inch counterpart — ditch the optical drive and Ethernet port to compensate for a thinner and lighter design. The new notebook is said to have a high resolution 2,560 by 1,600 pixels display, Intel HD 4000 graphics and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with a clock rate of at least 2 GHz.
If this rumor proves to be true, Apple could launch the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display alongside its next-generation iPhone. Kuo has been accurate with a few of his rumors in the past, including the discontinuation of the 17-inch MacBook Pro and new MacBook Pro with Retina display alongside the existing 13-inch and 15-inch models, but he has also had a number of other inaccurate reports.