The iPad Mini isn’t the only new device Apple fans will look forward to this month.
According to 9to5 Mac, who typically has a great track record in terms of Apple rumors, a 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display will be unveiled and potentially released this month alongside the iPad Mini — a 7.85-inch tablet that is expected to compete heavily against Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7.
From 9to5Mac: “The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be sold in two configurations, with differing processors and storage, and will be available for purchase soon after introduction. Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be sold (at a higher price) in addition to the current non-Retina display model.”
After introducing its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro in June, Apple experienced great success, with the ultra-sharp displayed laptop selling out on opening day and taking 3-4 weeks to ship on average. The laptop is in stock and ships immediately today.
How much will a 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro cost? We’ve touched on that before over here at Blorge and feel like we have a pretty good idea.
The 15-inch version with a 2.3 GHz processor starts at $2,200; the 2.6 GHz version starts at $2,800.
If Apple stays true to those prices, expect a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to start between $1,200 and $1,300 (probably the higher end if I’m a betting man).
Refreshed iMac as well?
There’s also the possibility, as rumors have been heating up, about Apple releasing an updated version of its iMac, which could be significantly thinner than its current model. To achieve the thinner design, Apple would likely use solid-state hard drives, instead of spinning drives.
According to a report from SlashGear, the new iMac will feature a distinctive “new physical design” that adopts a teardrop-shaped profile.
What are you more excited about? An iPad Mini? 13-inch MBP? Or an updated iMac?