Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iPad mini may debut in September

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(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.

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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.

In April, the Chinese blog NetEase reported that Apple placed an order for 6 million units of a mini iPad for release in the third quarter. The smaller tablet was estimated to retail anywhere from $249 to $299. So far, no iPad mini has been announced.

Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal released similar reports, with release dates estimated by the end of the year.

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