This is great news! Instead of having to deal with Apple pre-configured MacBook Pro Retina options, now you can freely configure your machine in any way you want. Processor, memory and storage, you can combine them all for your optimal performance/price point ratio.
For example, you can select the top speed in the processor without having to pay extra for storage, keeping the cost at an acceptable £2,139.00. Or you can keep the processor speed low and add more storage for a low £2,599.01 — which is what I wanted to do with mine (so yes, these news are great for everyone except suckers like me, who already bought the Retina). [Apple via Twitter]