What do you think would happen if an iPad made sweet, sweet love to a Macbook? Just go with it please, for the sake of argument.
It would give birth to a misshapen, outsized fondleslab, running a delicate and (probably) delicious integration of OSX and iOS. And a full suite of apps, naturally.
But it's not going to happen, is it? Well, it might not be such a far-fetched idea, if the latest rumour issuing forth from the Far East is to be believed.
According to the Korean website Digitimes, Apple will release a 12.9-inch iPad next year that will run such an OS.
Mysterious "sources in the supply chain" said Apple will introduce a normal tablet and a two-in-one device, both of which will be 12.9 inches in size.
Apple's upcoming Yosemite desktop upgrade (OSX 10.10 – now out in developer preview) has features cribbed directly from iOS, such as calendars and a notification centre.
So, will we eventually see this super desktop fondleslab, encompassing all the disadvantages of both an iPad and a laptop?
We're not holding our collective breath. ®