Apple will be unveiling a new, smaller 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro alongside an iPad mini at a rumored press event next week, according to a growing number of reports, including a brand new one from AllThingsD. It was first reported by 9to5Mac, and as both 9t05Mac’s Mark Gurman and AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski have solid track records when it comes to predicting these kinds of things, this looks likely to come true.
The new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will feature the same basic body design as its larger, 15-inch cousin which Apple introduced at WWDC in June, and will have a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, according to AllThingsD’s sources. That’s a reasonable prediction, given that the current model has 2880 x 1800. Price is the big question mark, but Apple will likely bring it in under the $2199 price tag of its bigger cousin. Also, expect USB 3.0 ports in the latest Apple notebook.
Separately, there were also reports over the weekend that we’d see a new iMac, although that originally comes from a far less reliable source, and so far neither 9to5Mac nor AllThingsD have addressed those reports.
We’ll be sure to let you know when the official invites come through, and we’ll definitely bring you all the news from the event as it happens, when and if it happens.