When it comes to Apple related insights, there are few more astute than John Gruber of Daring Fireball. I especially look forward to his thoughts after each years WWDC Conference, to see what he thinks of what was released and where they may be going. This year he chose to highlight three main points about yesterday’s keynote, providing some rather interesting insights, this being my favorite.
The catch is that it’s expensive. That’s why it debuted alongside a brand-new update to the 15-inch non-retina MacBook Pro, rather than replacing it. If you can afford it (and don’t need the optical drive or spinning hard disk), you want the new one. And surely we’re going to see displays of this caliber roll out across the MacBook line, one by one, as soon as it becomes economically feasible. (And, I presume, the iMac and Cinema Displays, too. It’s just a matter of time.)
Best to compare it to the original MacBook Air from 2008. The first Air was expensive and not for everyone, but it showed the future of Apple’s (and, really, the industry’s) portables. That’s what the new 15-inch MacBook Pro is: the future of portable Macs.
After watching the announcement it made me start to wonder how soon we’ll start seeing Retina displays in all Apple devices? The more and more of these that Apple produce the cheaper the technology becomes. The cheaper it gets the more they could put Retina displays into their computers. Supply and demand. I’m guessing it’ll be around 3 or 4 years till we see Retina in everything, especially if you use the iPhone as an example.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Keynote, you can check out it by clicking here.