Production of 13.3-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Already Under Way
Production of a a 13.3-inch retina display MacBook Pro is under way according to a CNET report today.
NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET production of a smaller 2,560 x 1,600 display are under way and that “The supply chain indications are that it’s for a MAcBook Pro 13.3.” Apple’s usual partners including LG Display, Sharp, and Samsung will manufacture the displays.
While the 15.4-inch MBP with Retina Display experienced shortages early on Shim expects the 13.3-inch production to be much high during its launch period. The 15.4-inch production equated to an initial run of a few hundred thousand units “versus one to two million for the 13.3,” according to Shim.
In a bitter twist of patent fate Samsung appears to be Apple’s most reliable supplier of Retina Displays with LG Display and Sharp having lower yield rates and more production problems. Cramming the same number of pixels on a smaller screen is no easy task, and as such the pixel density of the 13-inch display will be even mor representative of the “Retina” moniker.