March 5, 2014
Apple is expected to end production on the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro. In doing so, the company will unveil thinner models equipped with a Retina display, according to DigiTimes. Sources note “Apple has been reducing its MacBook Pro prices, narrowing the price gap between the MacBook Pro and the one equipped with Retina. Apple stopped producing the 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2013 and will end production of its 13-inch model in 2014.” Apple first unveiled Retina display MacBook Pros in June 2012. The company continued to offer two non-Retina display MacBook Pro models until 2013 when, as DigiTimes noted above, the 15-inch model was discontinued. Apple sold 17.12 million Mac products in 2013. During the holiday quarter, Mac shipments outpaced those for PCs by the largest margin in five years as sales jumped to 4.8 million, an increase of 18.1 percent year over year. Last month, it was reported that Apple would soon discontinue the iPad 2, which was first introduced in March 2011. Via: 9to5Mac See also: Apple Releases iTunes 11.1.5 For OS X: Fixes A Crashing Bug, Improves iBooks, and Apple Topped The Combined PC And Tablet Market At The End Of 2013.