Recently, I purchased a 256GB Samsung SSD for my Late 2008 Macbook, thinking to be smart and eventually migrate it to a new Macbook Pro 13'' which I plan to buy in Q3. Turns out that the parts in the Retina models cannot be upgraded. Both memory and flash storage are soldered and cannot be upgraded. This is a huge issue for me. The fact that I could upgrade it so easily allowed me to get very much value out of a $1200 machine in the past four years. I have upgraded memory twice and the HDD trice, hence I haven't had a real;y need to upgrade. Nonetheless, the 2.0 Core2Duo processor is getting somewhat slow and I will therefore need to replace it sooner or later. So my question is if there's any chance that Apple will allow us once again to upgrade our machines when the launch the new line in Q3 and if not, till when is the non-Retina line thought to be around. Will it be phased out this year? If so, I'll buy a non-Retina within the next few months.