A few shots of the soon-to-be-announced Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL)’s 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro has been leaked recently. The pictures reveal a few changes from its larger predecessor.
According to MacRumors, a forum post on the site of WeiPhone features a slew of inside and outside of shots of what is believed to be a smaller notebook.
The latest additions point out the configuration of 6 battery packs that are arranged within the machine and the left and hand sides of the assembled computer. The sides may not seem that interesting; however they do suggest that the smaller version of the notebook will come with the same dual Thunderbolt I/O connectors and an SD card slot and HDMI out port that can be seen on bigger model.
The pictures come on the heels of a report from a blog of 9to5Mac that earlier claimed the 13 inch Retina model would start at $1,699, which is a total $500 less than the 15 inch model, even though it is $500 more than the entry-level model that happens to be the non-Retina MacBook Pro.
Apple has not yet officially declared a smaller version of the Macbook that is supposed to come with Retina Display. However, it is supposed to be announced at the event next Tuesday. There may be a debut of a smaller version of the iPad, which is a revamped Mac Mini, and new iMac desktops. Production of the 1,560x1,600 pixel display that appears on two images on WeiPhone forum had started in August, as per Richard Shim, an analyst from NPD DisplaySearch.
Apple frequently introduces fresh technology on its high-end laptops and then adds them to the current models. There have been several rumors and speculations that suggest that the upcoming step for Retina Display technology is to migrate from 15-inch MacBook Pro to 13-inch.