Sources in the upstream supply chain predict a mid-2012 launch
A new report from China says Apple will release a high-resolution MacBook Pro lineup in the second quarter of 2012.Citing sources in the upstream supply chain, Digitimes says the new computers will boast a display resolution of 2880 by 1800, which should set new standards for panel specifications in the notebook industry. Current MacBook Pro models have resolutions of 1680 by 1050 to 1280 by 800.
Apple has been rumored for quite some time to be planning the introduction of Retina display Macs, and there’s even some evidence of that embedded in Mac OS X code. However, Apple is not alone in this.
The Digitimes report mentions Acer and Asustek as contenders to the high-def throne with the two OEMs also planning to introduce ‘ultra-book’ models with a display resolution of 1920 by 1080. All this is going down around summer 2012, the sources pinpointed.