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As part of the next unique press event that will be organized to introduce us to the smaller mid-range iPad, Apple will also be announcing the much-anticipated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The information regarding the intention to announce the new MacBook is coming directly from a well-placed source within a high profile retail outlet in the United States and is said to be consistently accurate with the information that is provided.

Ever since the introduction of the currently available 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, we have been expecting Apple to lift the lid on a smaller variant that follows the same design principles by introducing a thinner and lighter form factor as well as having that stunning display, it was just a matter of when it would actually happen. Speculation surround this MacBook Pro and Apple’s new iMac lineup has been rife over the last few days with reports suggesting that low yields of Retina displays has caused serious displays with the production of the computers.

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The source is also going as far as giving specific details about the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, claiming that it will be available in two storage and processor variants and will be made available for general sale pretty much immediately after it has been announced during the media event alongside the iPad Mini. Although pricing points are not yet known, the new release will follow the same pattern as its bigger Retina brother and will command a higher price tag than the current non-Retina model that is already available to purchase from Apple.

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We can be pretty confident that the next Apple event will now bring us official confirmation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, as well as the introduction of the iPad Mini. What we aren’t so sure about is when the actual event will take place. The original rumors suggested that Apple would be arranging the event for October 23rd, but with just over a week left until that date and no invitations sent out; it is looking less likely that that will actually happen. Also, when it does eventually materialize, will we see a refresh to the iMac range or will that come at a different date? Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.

(via 9to5Mac)

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