Apple Announces 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina DisplayBy: Zach Walton - October 23, 2012
The iPad Mini is the most anticipated product from today’s Apple event, but the company has other products on tap for today as well. One of the rumored products was an update to the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a retina display. That rumor and then some turned out to be correct.
Phil Schiller began the presentation by citing some interesting statistics. The company claims that their Mac line has surpassed PC shipments. Year-over-year growth in Macs is at 15 percent whereas PC shipments are at two percent. They also claimed that the Mac – in both desktop and laptop configurations – are number one in their respective fields.
To stay on top, Schiller announced a new MacBook Pro to round out their product line. When the MacBook Pros got retina displays earlier this year, the 13-inch was noticeably absent from the upgrade list. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now has a retina display with a 2560×1600 resolution. The new MacBook Pro is also thinner and lighter than the previous generation at only 0.75-inch and 3.57 lbs.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,699. It comes equipped with a 2.5 GHz i5 Processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash memory. It ships out today.
There are sure to be more announcements of new Macs and even an iPad Mini today. Be sure to check out all of our coverage for more info.