When the MBP went retina (and SSD) the prices jumped by a few hundred pounds. Understandable as the screen and SSD just cost more. But it was a huge price hike, enough so that Apple kept the existing 15" so it wouldn't completely spook consumers. The last high spec Macbook Pro before the shift was £1799 or $2199usd . The new high spec rMBP is £2199 or $2599usd . That is £400 ($400) more. If you want the 750gb drive capacity you had on the pre rMBP (and I do) you need the 1TB upgrade for an extra £400 again. Thats +£800. £800 !!! I always thought apple did this with the aim over time to bring prices back to the pre retina price point of £1799. I thought that economies of scale and better process technology would bring down the price of both the SSD and retina display. So my question is when will we start seeing significant price drops? Or do you think they never intend to drop the price back to previous levels?