Yes that's exactly what I've been saying, I don't think Apple will release both a 12-inch iPad and a new 12-inch Macbook. I believe it's the same device. Apple will combine the best of both into one device. And combine the best of OS X and iOS into the OS this new device will run on.
And yes, that way this will be a lot like what Microsoft is doing with Windows 10 and their devices. But with a huge difference: a top notch user experience and a huge Eco system and App Store.
And I'm sure they will.
Will there be both a 12-inch iPad and a MacBook Air in 2015? If so, how will they co-exist? Could they be meant for different customers?
If these rumors are real, shouldn't this be just one product? Maybe a thin and light touchscreen tablet, with a detachable keyboard? And maybe – just maybe – running an operating system that combines the best of Mac OS X and iOS?