In the first quarter of this year, market research institute DisplaySearch reported that production of 15.4-inch screens with a 2880 x 1800 pixel resolution had started. Early last week, they turned out to be right, as Apple introduced its MacBook updates, which included the new Retina screen.
DisplaySearch now reports that 13.3-inch panels with a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution are currently being prepared for production in the third quarter of this year. Apple will most likely implement these screens in the 13.3-inch version of its MacBook Pro notebooks, a theory that is backed by code from specific software. OEM supplier sources confirm this and cllaim Apple will launch the new MacBook in the last quarter of this year. It's expected that twice as many 13.3-inch MacBooks with Retina display will be produced as the 15.4-inch model that was introduced last week.
It is not unlikely that various manufacturers will soon follow suit in equipping their notebooks with high-resolution screens. As these screens are still difficult to produce, we don't expect a big supply any time soon.