The Retina display was a pretty big deal when it came out earlier this year in a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro version, so it makes sense that Apple would produce a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel MacBook Pro with a 13.3-inch screen. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET that the supply chain indicates that this display will be part of a MacBook Pro, not a MacBook Air as some may have expected.
"With 15.4 it's production of a few hundred thousand units versus one to two million for the 13.3," Shim told the news source, adding that volume will depend on the production yield rates. "It depends on how the yield rates turn out. If the yield rates are really good and they're at 70, 80, 90 percent, then they'll probably be in the million and a half range."
The current 15.4-inch MacBook Pro has a pixel density that can't be matched by any PC laptop of the same size, according to CNET. The biggest draw of this new, smaller product will likely be the reduced price.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Retina displays debuted on the iPhone 4 and have been immensely popular additions to the Apple products. Anyone with a Retina display probably values the high-quality picture, and will be upset if a cracked screen spoils the fun. Luckily, even these advanced displays can be fixed thanks to MacBook repair from iResQ.