Fact or rumour: Apple to release 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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A new 13-inch version of Apple’s MacBook Pro is the latest talk of the town.

After its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple released a 15-inch model of the MacBook Pro. This new version has proved quite popular and buyers are presently experiencing month-long waits when purchasing the laptop from the Apple store online.

Since then, rumours have surfaced indicating that the company is about to release an even smaller, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display at some point in the near future.

Adding more fire to the speculations, Geekbench received a benchmark “MacBookPro10.2” this week. When compared to other versions, this number may suggest that a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is closer to reality.

It seems likely that Apple could release this laptop, but Geekbench was tongue-tied and did not confirm the rumour as one inconsistency has been discovered in the test.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina model features a 2.9 GHz Core i7 processor with just 4 gigabytes of RAM. This clearly shows that the13-inch Retina model is no better as its counterpart non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro has 8 gigabytes.

If the rumours are true, then consumers might face difficulties looking for a 13-inch laptop. They could instead go with a MacBook Air if power and storage are not big concerns.

However, if more power is needed, consumers will have to choose between a MacBook Pro with Retina display, a non-Retina MacBook Pro, or a high-end MacBook Air.

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