(CBS News) Apple fans may have a reason to look forward to the fall. September may bring with it a smaller MacBook Pro with Retina Display and iPad mini.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculates that Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina Display line will get a 13-inch model, reports AppleInsider. The current MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which was introduced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, comes in a 15-inch model.
The next generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display weighs 4.46 pounds and is 0.71 inches thick. Apple calls it the world's highest-resolution notebook display, with a 2,880 x 1,800 display. The next generation MacBook will ship with OS X Mountain Lion, an HDMI port, Thunderbolt, smaller MagSafe power port and Intel Quad-core i7 processor.
If the company introduces a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, it will likely share similar specifications with the 15-inch model.
Kuo also says that a smaller iPad will also debut in September and estimates demand will put sales at about 1.8 million units, MacRumors reports.
Rumors that Apple would release a smaller, 7-inch iPad to compete with the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook have been circulating since before the launch of the new iPad in March, and have continued to circulate.
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