I'm on the fence between a few models (13" air and 15" retina). For some of my work needs the Air would be ideal, but the retina would serve some other work needs - so I've been poking around. Seems the current retina uses the Intel Core i7-3820QM (in the max config). The speed bump refresh of those, the 3740QM (2.7GHz), 3840QM (2.8GHz) and 3940XM (3.0GHz) came out last month (sources: Intel & Wikipedia) I was looking back at product releases from our friends at apple-history, and it seems that for the most part there are 2 model releases each 12 months (some combination or early, mid or late). Perhaps there could be a rMBP mid 2012 and an rMBP late 2012. I say this because they've recently released a bunch of Mac products (not iOS per se) and I don't see a January/February event for Mac's (I do see a Q1/13 event for new iPads). Thoughts?