Noticed how many more people are tempted to buy an older macbook / Pro for Firewire or just for the price? A now cheaper alternative that looks inviting still due to lack of features and prohibitive price points? In the current economy Apple are making no sense. But I bet theyre shifting cheaper older units by the dozen now in the refurb store still, along with the whitebook and the 17inch MBP that make no sense with their aesthetic remit. They know no one will buy it now we are all trying to save both sides of the pond. So they can still retain market share by making what until a few days go were the top systems - cheaper, more inviting, and ultimately - still more useful to the general consumer. Then when they are hoping we are out the back of the current recession - bang - Firewire / matte on the MBP, better price points and processor upgrades.