Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. That is clearly the example illustrated this week as Apple launches the new MacBook Pro with Retina display.
As MMi previously reported, the refreshed - and redesigned - 15-inch MacBook Pro with a gorgeous 2,880 x 1,880-pixel Retina Display is a hot commodity on Apple's website with demand growing by the hour. But in order to facilitate this impressive update, Apple had to cough up a substantial chunk of change for each unit.
Industry sources cited by DigiTimes claim that Samsung and LG Display are the most likely providers of the spectacular panels, which are said to cost Apple at least $150 each.
The new generation of MacBook Pro features upgraded panels with thickness of 2cm and weight of 2.13kg. Although the retail price has been set at $2,199, panel makers believe the new product is still attractive to consumers.