Taking into account the cost of retina panel, the cost of R&D,...etc I still don't understand why the price of the 2.3ghz rMBP Base model is the same as the 2.6ghz cMBP... The cost of manufacturing a new product that includes a new design (thiner), new technologies (retina panel, flash ssd, better airflow, battery... whatever else I missed to enumerate in the rMBP model) should normally be higher than a legacy one (cMBP). Don't tell me that 0.3ghz cpu speed difference increases that much the cost of the cMBP! What's the trick here? Could someone objective with common sense explain what's going on with Apple prices?