I am glad that Apple released these "new" Retina MacBook Pro laptops today. I would be happier if they had next-generation Intel processors, but I would be much less happy if Apple had waited for Intel before releasing anything. The 15-inch rMBP had gone 10 months without any update at all, and I really wanted to buy a new rMBP. I didn't want to buy one and then have them update it the next week, I would feel like a sucker. This is definitely better than nothing, in my opinion. I wish Apple would do micro-updates every 4 months, similar to Lenovo or Dell. That way I could buy a laptop whenever I need one without worrying too much about it being out of date. It will be at most 4 months out of date. Sometimes the updates are extra important, but those are hard to predict. You just roll with it. Even the "major" updates in laptop processors have not been very major for the past few years.