iPad Mini and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to land on the same day?

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mabook-pro-retina-3-640.jpg“Mini” is the new black, if the latest Apple hardware rumours are to be believed. Two long-rumoured, small-statured, Apple products, the iPad Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, are being tipped to land on the same day, according to a new report from 9to5Mac.

A “consistently reliable source at a high-profile US retailer” has pooh-poohed claims that the devices will each headline separate events a few weeks apart, instead stating that Apple will pull both highly-anticapted devices together for one product showcase.

9to5Mac have also been told that the new Retina MacBook will come in two different configurations, with pricing dictated by the power of each configuration’s processor.

As for the exact launch date of each product, we’re still none-the-wiser. The latest rumours tip the iPad Mini unveiling to be on 23 October, with the device landing in stores a few weeks later. If this rumour is to be believed, you could expect the smaller Retina MacBook Pro to be available before the year is out.

Via: 9to5Mac

Gerald Lynch

2 comments

  • Considering the late month towards the end of this calendar year, this is LAST chance for Apple to splash out everything they had for this year, even if they cannot deliver the volumes (unlikely since their manufacturing speed is really good). So yeah, I think Retina 13, new Mac Mini, new iMac as well. It might be limited configurations but they had to per-empt everyone else before the holiday season.
    The issue here is the price points considering the economy and the competitive market place. Win8 is a strong threat to Apple no matter how one puts it. They do not have “free reign” on the market as long as Windows is around as just too few users understand the power of Linux due to ignorance.

  • Considering the late month towards the end of this calendar year, this is LAST chance for Apple to splash out everything they had for this year, even if they cannot deliver the volumes (unlikely since their manufacturing speed is really good). So yeah, I think Retina 13, new Mac Mini, new iMac as well. It might be limited configurations but they had to per-empt everyone else before the holiday season.The issue here is the price points considering the economy and the competitive market place. Win8 is a strong threat to Apple no matter how one puts it. They do not have “free reign” on the market as long as Windows is around as just too few users understand the power of Linux due to ignorance.

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