After the first word of a possible 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro came via a Geekbench result earlier this month, we’ve now gotten word that the screens for such a notebook are in production. This news comes care of CNET, who says their upstream supply chain sources are telling them about a 13-inch version of the Retina screen.
Measuring 13.3 inches, with a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, the new display panels are being produced by Samsung, LG, and Sharp, all of whom are suppliers with plenty of previous history with Apple. Those familiar with the Apple notebook lineup will be quick to point out that the MacBook Air also sports a 13.3″ screen, and that this screen could be intended for inclusion in a new MacBook Air, but CNET says this isn’t the case.
This info, combined with those earlier benchmark results we saw, paint a pretty convincing picture of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. If you’re looking for a smaller, cheaper, more portable version of that Retina MacBook you’ve seen in stores, you might be in luck later this year. Like most new Apple gadgets, we’re expecting an October-ish launch for this new notebook.