Production has begun of a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel density display that will land on a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET.
As always, I’m skeptical of anything analysts say with regard to Apple, but this *sounds* right. I know a lot of people are waiting for a retina MacBook Air, but my guess is that will have to wait until next year. For now, the retina screen makes perfect sense as a “Pro” feature.
Seeing as the (baseline) 15-inch Retina MBP is $400 more than then non-Retina variety, let’s guess that a 13-inch Retina would be $300 more than the non-Retina variety (slightly less for the smaller screen). That would put it at a nice $1,499 price. Right in between the $1,199 non-Retina 13-inch MBP and the $1,799 non-Retina 15-inch MBP.