Thomas Brand, though he loves his 13-inch MacBook Pro, concedes that its days are numbered. And I agree.

Want to know my wild guess on how it will all pan out? I see it happening something like this:

  • Apple introduces a 15-inch MacBook Air.
  • The Air lineup (11, 13, 15) becomes the premier family of laptops.
  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro gets discontinued.
  • I wouldn’t be surprised if the 15-inch MacBook Pro (as we know it today) gets discontinued as well. I could see the MacBook Pro line as only being available in the 17-inch model, the way the MacBook model was only available in 13-inch.

(Via Stephen M. Hackett.)

July 27, 2011