Originally Posted by jragosta
First, I doubt if Apple has to base its decisions on rumors.
Well no, that's not what I'm saying. I'm alluding to the opposite.
Second, even if you want to believe the rumors, most of them say that the iMac isn't going retina any time soon - which means that the Thunderbolt display probably isn't, either.
As above, I'd read the 21.5" gets it first, so I'll give you that one. A 27" retina is probably a ways away.
Third, what makes you think they'd drop the base 13" MBP if they bring out a retina 13" MBP? When they introduced the 15" rMBP, they kept the non-retina model. Why wouldn't they do the same for the 13"
Did I say that? OH! I see, sorry, yeah, I did bold the wrong thing. Okay, when the 13" rMBP is released, no, I don't figure the regular one will be immediately discontinued, but you can't think they don't intend to stop selling both non-retina models very soon.
Clearly, the rest of the lineup is NOT foregoing 'old-timey' displays. Most of the product lines will still be selling 'old-timey' displays for this Christmas season.
Fine, what's a better word there? They ARE forgoing them, but pick a future-tense version of that. 'Abandoning' is too strong, as is 'dispensing'.