The 13" MacBook Pro is one of the most popular MacBooks being sold by Apple. The laptop is a more mainstream product than the higher priced 15" MacBook Pro. I, like many, have been waiting on Apple to update the one weakness the 13" has had, it's lower-pixel display. The 1,280 × 800 has grown long in the tooth and was due for a much needed upgrade. Enter the Retina line of MacBook Pros. When Apple first introduced the 15" model I was surprised at the pricing but chalked it up to the upgraded graphics card and other items. Finally with the announcement of the 13", I was extremely disappointed to hear about the pricing. At $1699, the 13" MacBook Pro is priced at least $200 more than what it should be. For $1699, one would expect the latest and greatest technology in all areas. This is simply not the case. I'd rather have an increase in battery life over graphical power, but for $1699, I don't think it's too much to ask for both. On top of all this, people are reporting countless problems with their 15" retina laptops and Apple has given the standard damage control and described the issues as "normal" behavior. Apple didn't raise the price of the iPhone when it upgraded it's hardware. I've waited to purchase a MacBook since 2009. It's been over 3 years now. I almost pulled the trigger on the 13" Air but waited because I wanted a laptop with more power. Looks like I'm going to have to wait until new year when the price is hopefully lower and the chips are upgraded to Intel's Haswell line. Thoughts?