13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro currently in the works


According to CNET, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim states that a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2,560×1,600-pixel screen has gone into production.

“The supply chain indications are that it’s for a MacBook Pro 13.3 — not a MacBook Air,” he said. “With 15.4 it’s production of a few hundred thousand units versus one to two million for the 13.3.”

According to the analyst, Samsung, LGD, and Sharp are working to create the high-resolution displays.

“With Samsung, if you look at the new [Retina] iPad, they had fewer issues reaching the higher resolution requests from Apple. They were the first vendor to get to volume with that panel,” he added.

Shim also explains that these suppliers are expected to produce a “substantially higher” number of displays than that of the current 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.