Haswell and 16gb option is a must before it can be considered a good investment.
I still see the macbook air as the best laptop (price/performance/quality) one can buy... it only needs an IPS display and even better battery life.
What?? Are you insane?? One more year of Bill Gates as CEO and Microsoft would be destroyed by governments and other entities, but that's not the important thing to remember. The important thing to remember is that win7 is a great OS, win8 is a fresh idea (the "previous" Microsoft never made something new), windows RT and phone are nice alternatives. Then you have xBox, kinnect... Microsoft is better with him than it was in Bill Gates last years.
Let it be... The stock is irrelevant. What is relevant is that apple is the only tech company that "get's it" and is willing to do something better. The others are parasites. I fail to see why this cannot be a great move in every way.
Now that the retail guy is gone, can i dream about a portuguese Apple Store?
After the opportunity to watch Depeche Mode here (july, next year), i would love to make a nice quiet trip to the first Portuguese Apple Store.
Apple has so much money, why not invest a fraction of it in order to build the power of Apple's name? why not make accelerate immensely the pace of Apple's retail arm growth?