A few months after the rmb was introduced last year I bought a new base gold version at a very good price (at the time) from an authorized seller on eBay. I've used it every day (along with a variety of other devices) and have found it does the job for what I wanted it for -- portability, aesthetics and the usual suspects -- email, browsing, Youtube, cable TV, etc. I have Applecare so I'll keep this thing until it dies, which I'm sure will be quite a while down the road. Therefore, I saw absolutely no need to ever jump to a 1.2, or 1.3 version in 2015, and definitely not for the 2016, which added really nothing to what I already have. And there are downsides to this device. The trackpad is a PITA. I still make some mistakes using the keyboard, and I make my living writing. What I've discovered is that the rmb is far behind the technology of the latest breed of slim, light Windows machines. With two Lenovo Yoga thin and light laptops now in-house, I find myself touching my rmb's screen costantly by mistake because I'm now used to having s touch screen on my Yogas, both of which have superior screens, better keyboards, more ports, and gorgeous design. So, yep, I'll keep this rmb forever until its ready for the trash heap because I don't see anything in Apple's future that will convince me to buy another Mac laptop. I only plan to put an ssd in my desktop mac mini attached to a 27" Asus monitor, and maybe put one in my 2010 15" mbp, or just sell it, if anyone will buy that big old monster.