💻 I just stopped at the Apple Store (Downtown Brooklyn) to touch the new MacBook Air and the new iPad Pro models. A couple things struck me: The MBA looked and felt great. You know: beautiful screen, keys felt great, very responsive. Now, to be fair, this wasn’t some real test. I just typed a little, switched apps, etc. The other thing that struck me, was… Let me get to that.

Then I used both iPad Pro models. The 12.9" felt a lot smaller than the 12.9" I’m typing on now. But the 11" felt different. I think it had something to do with the straight edges - it felt like something I’d have with me at every moment.

While I was typing on the new keyboard folio thing (which I thought felt perfectly fine, despite being pretty spendy - not sure why so many are hating on it), two men each bought the same exact kit: 11" iPad Pro, keyboard folio, pencil. And both in the same configuration: 64GB, space gray.

It really feels like the 11" iPad Pro 64GB is going to be the halo device for an expanded iPad line.(1)

The other thing that struck me was, despite the MBA feeling like a solid computer, compared to the iPad Pro models, it felt old. It felt like “This is how we used to do it in my day and we liked it!”

(1) I’m betting they make two bigger iPad Pro models before too long: 15" and desktop-sized 20+". We’re all patiently waiting for iOS to take advantage of it all.

Bob Schulties @bobschulties