I see a lot of forum users who think Apple is transitioning away from the Mac in favour of iPad. Doesn't the Retina MacBook strongly suggest this isn't the case? If Apple's plan was to switch most (if not all) Mac users over to iPad, isn't pitching it as an ultra-portable, lightweight, thin computer the best place to start? Apple spent a lot of time and money developing the Retina MacBook. If Apple's plan is for iPad to replace the Mac, wouldn't we see Apple continuing to update their desktop Macs, and let all their laptops go stale? Edit: Users who think Tim Cook is ruining Apple need not respond.