Earlier today, we reported that Apple‘s rumored iPad Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display were getting a delay because of low yields of certain materials needed for the devices. However, while we don’t know much about the status of the iPad Mini, it’s said that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro will still be on target for a launch this year.
Analyst Richard Shim from research firm NPD DisplaySearch says that production for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will be enough to warrant a launch sometime before the year is up, specifically sometime this fall. Whether or not production was actually delayed isn’t known, but apparently it won’t affect the product’s release schedule.
Shim also had some insights on a few specifications of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro model. It’s said to boast a 2560×1600 resolution, which is only slightly smaller than the 15-inch model‘s display of 2880×1800. The new 13-inch model is also said to be priced between a top-of-the-line 13-inch non-Retina model and a current top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Other than that, Shim thinks that the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will be announced after the iPad Mini, but since Apple didn’t send out invitations yesterday like we thought, we’re still not sure when the company plans on actually unveiling the rumored iPad Mini. All we can say is that an impending announcement is sure to come soon (we hope).