After the fact, after WWDC, I normally wonder why I didn’t see what was coming, before the event. I’m sorry to admit that happened again this year!
As we saw with the new iPad, Retina screens need more battery power and more graphic processor power. Knowing that, how could I ever imagine a revised Macbook Air with Retina? More battery couldn’t simply fit.
The Macbook Pro 15″ on the other hand was ripe for changes. With amply room after removing old technology and the optical and HDD drives. Together with taking away the glass screen, Apple managed to reduce the weight with one kilo. To go down another half kilo wasn’t possible just now.
I expect Apple to repeat this exercise with the Macbook Pro 13″, and let it be next out with Retina. The Airs however, will have to wait on radical better battery technology.
The third to get the Retina screen, will be the all new Macbook Pro 11“, who will be only slightly bigger than the current 11” Air.
I think Apple will turn to the desktop PC after that. The Retina screen is so difficult and expensive to produce, that the big screens just will have to wait.
Last out will be the Apple TV.
55″ Retina screens and up will be a huge undertaking, even for Apple!