I'm honestly asking, why do people think there will be a retina Macbook Air? The air is the budget macbook. The Macbook Pro 13 with Retina is now only $1299. The 13 in Air is $1099. For $200 more you get a better computer that comes with retina. I don't know why Apple would want to lower their margins even more. The only good reason I can think of is that the competitors are getting better and better screens for their ultra books.