A press release on Apple.com has this morning announced that the 13-inch 128 GB Retina MacBook Pro will now be available for $1,499. This change effectively brings the price down to (what most would consider) a reasonable level, but others would argue that it’s still a bit much for the hardware. Luckily, though, Apple has also given the 256 GB model of the device a hardware speed bump with the 2.6 GHz Intel dual-core Core i5 processor; that computer comes with the $200 price drop as well, down to $1,699.
Other models of the MacBook have also received a few changes. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the premium model of that same device now comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of RAM. Apple has also today dropped the price of the MacBook Air with 256 GB of flash to $1,399. No word on any changes to the $999 low-end, but hopefully we’ll see a price drop there at some point as well.