‘Confirmed’: Apple’s Mystery October 23 Event to Launch Smaller Retina MacBook Pro and Mac MiniMon, Oct 15, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Apple is apparently staging an as-yet unannounced invitation-only event on October 23. It looks like it will be the launch of a smaller Retina MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini, if a “consistently reliable source at a high-profile U.S. retailer” is to be believed. This rumour is enough to convince 9 To 5 Mac that this model is “confirmed” for the launch.
The new 13″ MacBook Pro will sport a Retina display of the same or similar resolution to its bigger brother and look very similar to the 15″ version released in June, just smaller. It will be sold in two major versions, one with the coveted Retina display and one without. There will also be a choice of processors and storage. The 15″ Retina MacBook is codenamed D2, while the 13″ version is apparently codenamed D1.
Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be sold (at a higher price) in addition to the current non-Retina display model. That computer was updated with faster processors and USB 3.0 in June.