iPad Pro, iWatch Distraction, and Laptop Marketshare
1. An iPad Pro is coming
2. Apple distracted the competition with watches
3. Apple is aggressively attacking the laptop market to gain marketshare
1. There will be an iPad Pro eventually. The iPad is now called the iPad Air and iPad Mini. That leaves room for a pro that will likely be some sort of bridge device between iOS and OSX. I'm guessing it will still be a tablet, but most likely include pen support and be a designers dream. There is no good way to pull off what Microsoft is trying with the surface. The laptop experience is good because of the constraints of physics. Having the weight in the keyboard and bottom deck and a light screen makes the laptop a very useful device. For an iPad to bridge that gap, it needs a larger screen, needs to be very very lightweight, and some way to either dock it into a laptop base or just ignore the laptop use case and position it for desktop usage only. My guess is that Apple will never make a keyboard/laptop dock for the iPad until the top portion of the device can be so lightweight that it is effectively just the screen of an 11" Air. That's a ways away so I think the first step will be an 11" iPad with pen input and a way to quickly connect keyboard, mouse, and external monitor. That device will be called the iPad Pro
2. Apple is not likely building an iWatch anytime soon. I'd say they won't release on until 2014 around the same time of year. I'm suspicious that they released rumors of an iWatch a few years ago to get other companies to chase a product that isn't technologically ready. All of their work on the motion sensing chip will work nicely in a watch, but not until after Samsung, Google, Nokia, LG, Sony, etc. have dumped billions into development of their own. I'm sure Apple is building one, but it's just not releasing yet. The cost associated with releasing a failed device is immense. Both to their credibility and in hard costs. They know this both for themselves and for their competition and have played it perfectly to benefit themselves AND hurt their main competition at the same time.
3. They are going after the PC market to raise market share. Their best laptions are now substantially cheaper than anything competitive offered by windows OEMs. For $1,000 you can get a MacBook Air. For $1300 you can get a Retina Pro. Those prices are cheaper than the best PC's with the same feature set and material quality. And the Mac is just a much better device all around.