updated 03:42 pm EDT, Fri October 19, 2012
Leak points to pricing for rumored MacBook
Apple's rumored 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro may cost approximately $1,699 for the basic configuration, according to alleged pricing details published by 9to5Mac. If true, the 13-inch Retina model will command a $500 premium over the current entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, while priced $500 below the basic 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Like its larger counterpart, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is expected to be offered in two different configurations. Both are said to integrate the same 2560x1600 display, however the upgraded model is presumed to add a faster processor and additional storage.
Separate leaks suggest one of the variants may feature a 2.9GHz Core i7-3520 processor. In contrast, the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is offered with a choice between quad-core i7 chips running at 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz or 2.7GHz.
Rumors surrounding a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro began circulating around the same time as talk of the 15-inch model, which arrived in June. Timing for the launch remains unclear, though some sources suggest the 13-inch model will be unveiled alongside the iPad mini at Apple's Tuesday event.