I think the iPad Pro, despite being little more than a larger iPad, will be the future of the Mac in that eventually we will see even more people transition from a MacBook Pro to the iPad Pro as we've already seen plenty of consumers replace their desktops or MacBooks with iPads at least for home use. The striking portability of a tablet combined with the more natural-feeling interface and meticulously-designed apps makes the case for switching to an iPad. There is plenty missing from the experience compared to a MacBook Pro, and perhaps price is one of the largest deciding factors: at $949 for the full experience without cellular capabilities or the $269 worth of accessories, it may make sense for many to just go with a MacBook Air/Pro for the time being. A new point to that few bring up is the need to pay for apps that are available in free variants on a Mac to accomplish most of the same functionality. Despite the modernly stark contrast to previous generations, using a computer of any kind is starting to feel a bit antiquated compared to a quality tablet (of which there are few that fit into that classification.) Yet, the iPad Pro seems like the future and may be another Apple product that I initially disqualify but end up buying near launch. With the lack of use my MacBook Pro gets unless I need to create content, the iPad Pro could become a better device for both consumption and creation. It's not there yet, and it seems shortsighted of Apple to not release professional apps like Final Cut Pro or Logic Pro which could be kick-ass apps on the iPad Pro. If Apple wants to sell a professional device, they should be the first with truly professional apps released for it. Depending on what Apple does with the MacBook Pro next year, I could foresee my next Mac being an iPad.