At this year’s WWDC, Apple unveiled its new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display alongside its standard MacBook Pro. However, there’s been talk of a 13-inch model MacBook Pro with Retina display arriving as early as October. Digitimes is reporting that despite rumors of delay, Apple’s supply status is in fact stable and that a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display could be arriving before October.
As for Apple, the sources pointed out that Apple has demanded its upstream partners start supplying components for the 13-inch model in the third quarter and they have not yet heard anything about changing of schedule. As for when the product will launch, the sources believe the new MacBook Pro will have a chance to launch before October to catch up with the back-to-school season.
Apple may have started off 2012 a bit on the slow side, which could possibly be accredited to the company waiting for the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors. However, the stage appears to be set for a busier second half of the year, as in addition to the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple is also expected to release the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and an update to its iMac product line.