I barely consider the last revision a revision.... At least compared to the 15". Oh well.There was just a revision back in June so there won't be a revision until mid 2013 in regards to a regular 13 inch MacBook Pro.
Ah, ok. That makes much more sense. Yeah I'm hoping for that as well.I meant it will keep the same design of the rMBP, but in a 13-inch form factor, lol.
Well, we knew this time was coming.A 13" rMBP would seriously overlap a 13" MBA.
The only thing that makes me consider the fact that maybe a 13 inch rMBP is on the way is that most BIG changes in the MBP line occur in the 15 inch and then make their way onto the 13 inch (and 17 when it was around) a couple of months later.The MBP design will be with us for a couple of years yet, remove the optical and you get a MBA. There has just been a minor revision update, nothing now until next year.
Your timeline is a bit offI think that they will update the MBP 13 to the retina design soon. In 2008, they redesigned the MBP's to the aluminum unibody we have today. In early '08, they updated the 15 and 17 inch. In October, the updated the 13 inch to the unibody design. I believe the same will happen this year.
This October, the 13 inch Macbook Pro will get retina, and the thin design, for about $1599.
It will NOT replace the MBA, because the MBA will be thinner, and $400 less, without retina, based for consumers.
Apple followed a similar strategy when they switched from PowerBooks to MacBooks. I really doubt they'll hold off on releasing a 13 inch rMBP considering that'll be their bread and butter model.Your timeline is a bit off
They updated the 15" and 13" (called the Macbook then, not the Macbook Pro) to the Unibody design in October 2008. The 17" stayed at the old design until early 2009.
Agreed on everything else though