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13-inch Retina-equipped MacBook Pro may launch alongside iPad mini [updated]

Apple (AAPL) fans could get an added treat during the company’s iPad mini launch event this month. A “consistently reliable source at a high-profile U.S. retailer” has told 9to5Mac that alongside the iPad mini, Apple will also launch the 13-inch version of its MacBook Pro that comes equipped with its powerful Retina display that features a pixel density of 220 pixels-per-inch. We’ve known about Apple’s plans to offer a 13-inch version of the Retina-equipped MacBook Pro for a while now, although this is the first time we’ve heard that it will be ready for launch by the end of October.

UPDATE: AllThingsD has confirmed 9to5Mac’s report and says that Apple “plans to unveil a smaller version of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display” at its iPad mini event.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.