While Apple slowly ramps up production of its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, CNET is reporting that Apple has already begun manufacturing the 13.3-inch displays of the Retina MacBook Pro for a smaller variant. CNET quotes NPD Display Search Analyst Richard Shim who claims that Apple has already begun production of a 13.3-inch panel with a resolution of 2,560×1600 pixels. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India to launch this week? 5 latest developments about PUBG Mobile India version launch
He claims that the displays are being made by Samsung, LG Display and Sharp. He believes Apple will not face any production issues with the 13.3-inch of Retina MacBook Pro because the production volume of the 13.3-inch panel is said to be substantially higher than the 15.4-inch panel. Also Read - Everything Xbox and Bethesda showcased during E3 2021: Age of Empires IV, Xbox mini-fridge and more
While the volumes for the 15.4-inch model was said to be a few hundred thousand, the 13.3-inch display will be around two million. He further states that if the yields are beyond 70 percent then production of a million units should not be a problem and considering the slightly smaller and lower resolution, this may work. Also Read - Vivo V21e 5G India launch expected soon, specs leaked: Here's what to expect
Additionally he said that production of such a display for Samsung is not a problem as they had earlier manufactured the Retina Display for the new iPad.
One should also note that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro Retina would start at a much cheaper price point that will make it safer to target high volumes because the price will attract more consumers. The 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Retina has an astronomical entry price of Rs 1,52,900.