According to a recent NPD DisplaySearch report, Apple is apparently coming up with a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro model with a Retina display; and the production of the model has already begun.
As per the information shared by NPD DisplaySearch's analyst Richard Shim with CNET, the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro model will be a smaller version of the Retina MacBook Pros which were launched by Apple this summer.
Shim told CNET that the smaller and lighter Retina MacBook Pro models will feature 2,560x1,600 pixel displays; and, compared to their $2200-priced 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro counterparts, they will likely be available at a considerably lower cost.
Further revealing that Apple's supply chain partners have already commenced the production of 2560x1600 13.3-inch displays, Shim said that Apple is seemingly on track to produce 1-2 million units of the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pros.
With the figures projected by Shim clearly indicating that the production of the smaller Retina MacBook Pro units will be considerably higher than the "few hundred thousand" screens produced for the 15.4-inch Retina Macbook Pro, it appears quite evident that Apple is looking to sell a lot more smaller Retina Pros than the bigger model.
Disclosing that the production on the new 13.3-inch Retina Pros began in the third quarter, Shim said that Samsung, Sharp, and LG are manufacturing the displays of the new model, which will likely hit the markets this fall.