We were all wowed at WWDC by Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with Retina Display computer. Powerful, beautiful and jam packed with top-of-the-line specs, it’s a laptop worth lusting over.
And lusting over it is pretty much all many of us will ever do, as even the entry-level model of the 15-inch high-resolution machine started at an eye-watering £1799.
Those looking to get in on the Retina Mac action without bankrupting themselves would do well to hold out until October though it seems. Rumour now has it that Apple are looking to introduce a 13-inch Retina MacBook, which looks set to be substantially cheaper.
According to Apple Insider, Apple will be looking to launch a 13-inch model with the same luscious display, alongside a 2GHz Ivy Bridge Processor and Intel 4000 HD integrated graphics. Whether it’s a cost-cutting measure or simply an unavoidable construction issue, the discrete NVIDIA GT 650M graphics chip looks set to be left out in the cold.
If the story proves true, it puts Apple in an interesting position. With the new MacBook Pro considerably thinner and lighter than previous models, and with such eye-catching features, it could well (at the 13-inch size, at least) begin to cannibalise sales of their own super-thin MacBook Air notebooks. In fact, without the discrete graphics, the the rumoured 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the 13-inch MacBook Air look very similar indeed.