Is Apple Now Considering a Hybrid Device?

If so, it would vindicate what many of us had speculated: The Surface device was a brilliant concept, soon to be copied by the competition.

The linked article merely speculates as to a future Apple device being a tablet, laptop, or 2-in-1 device (hybrid)... imo, a hybrid makes more sense.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57618609-37/place-your-bets-an-apple-tablet-laptop-or-both/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title