The original 13" MBA cost $1,799, that would be $1,987 in today's dollars. The current 13" MBA, which is better than the original in every conceivable way now starts at just $999. The 15" PowerBook G4 released in January 2001 started at $2,499, $3,355 in today's dollars. You can currently get a 15" rMBP starting at $1,999. Isn't technology supposed to get cheaper overtime? Or does that just not apply to iPhone?