A new report is suggesting that the iPad mini will not be the only new Apple device that is unveiled at an Apple media event set to take place on October 23. According to 9to5Mac, the company will also be using the opportunity of gathering some enthusiastic media together to take the wraps off a 13 inch Retina Display MacBook Pro to partner up with the well received and highly successful 15 inch model that was released earlier this year.
As with the existing 15 inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, the new report is suggesting that the 13 inch model will launch in two configurations, one as a base model, and a higher end version with faster processor and more storage. Previous rumors have also suggested that Apple was preparing to launch a 13 inch Retina Display version of the new MacBook Pro, but that timelines were fairly fluid regarding production of the new devices.
We did some calculations on the potential price of a new 13 inch MacBook Pro model and have suggested that the base model could launch at a starting price of between $1499 and $1599.