I love the 12" MacBook, but I'm concerned about its future. Apple's focus, understandably, is on iPhone, iPad, Watch and services now. And despite this week's event, it still seems clear that the Mac is something they don't want to spend a lot of time and energy on. Tim Cook's Apple has seen Mac update intervals stretched farther and farther and products like iMac, Mac Pro and MacBook still have not been updated in quite some time. As of Tuesday, we now have an updated, lightweight, lower-cost 13" MacBook Air and a powerful, extremely portable and Apple-cherished iPad Pro lineup. So in Apple's eyes, where does the 12" MacBook fit in? My guess? No where. They had their chance to update the 12" MacBook this week with new processors, a new keyboard and Touch ID. They did nothing. One could argue they don't have the resources right now, but they could have shared the new components with the Air. Maybe they didn't want to detract from the Air's announcement? But now they drag an old 12" MacBook into the lucrative holiday season. You could say they'll update them soon, but then why go through the trouble of updating the gold to a new shade? They could have at least renamed it to help clearly distinguish the laptop line, but nope, they just left it, presumably to fade away. I fear this product is now too niche. Want a Mac? Get the Air. Want something ultra-portable? The new iPad Pros are incredible! If this were 2008, I could see Apple committing to an ultra-light, expensive, Mac for professionals, but I think the writing's on the wall they've got bigger fish to fry now. Perhaps they are waiting for ARM chips? Perhaps they are just waiting to see if people care. But what I suspect is that Apple intends to let the quirky little 12" MacBook slowly die.