Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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RE[2]: Pricing
by Neolander on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Pricing"
Neolander
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My problem with this comparison is that at the time where the original Air was released, people were still able to buy low-end Macbooks for about $900. Nowadays, the lowest end 13-inch laptops from Apple costs $1200. So even if Air prices have dropped, that's still a 33% increase in low-end laptop cost.

If Apple plan on Retina-ing their whole MBP line in the future, that will only leave Air laptops in this price range, which are arguably a loss in terms of connectivity and expandability for current 13" MBP users (even if they are lightweight and thin to compensate).

Edited 2012-06-12 17:35 UTC

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