I predicted this years ago. Andrea has just been running circles around the whole sampling part of Logic for a long time. Surely Apple had their eye on him (and I always thought it was him, or his team, not the products).
To continue with my prediction: We'll see some of the features built into Logic, mostly around the EXS Manager, which will hearken back to the.... oh man! old timers, what was it called? "asset library?" .... that's not it, but anyway, it never worked that well, and Redmatica started shortly after that Logic feature came out. After that, I'd say we'll see some of the Keymap features, both the creative and the workaday sample development tools. I have a feeling that AutoSampler will not be continued/incorporated, because it's primarily a tool for MIDI hardware - I know, I know, it supports softsynths (and I've used it for them), but still, I don't think that it'll happen.
I've often thought about what will happen when Andrea works with a large team of experienced developers (and product marketing folks) at Apple. Seriously, I've really imagined this a lot! Because, although I have immense respect for Andrea and am a customer, the UI on the Redmatica stuff is just ridiculous. Quite creative, surely, but too many features duplicated, 3x ways to do the same thing (menu, control click, submenu), chiclets running up and down the sides of the windows, crazy stuff!. I never really got far with Keymap, as the learning curve was just too steep, though EXS Manager saved my butt many a time, and I was able to confidently sell MiID hardware after "archiving it" with AutoSampler. So I do have mixed feelings, obviously.
My guess is that the Apple folks are going to gently school the team on features vs. usability and will simplify the workflow - fewer options = easier to use. Maybe there will be some AppleLoops integration, who knows?
Wow, this ended up kind of reading like a Eulogy for Redmatica. Not intended, but I'll go with it. Looking forward like everyone to seeing where this goes - but I think we won't see anything tangible for 2 years.
Currently using: iMac 27" 2.66Ghz i5, 12GB RAM, 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Logic 9.1, Ableton Live (more and more), MH ULN-2, Genelec 1030a, my ears.
Original setup: LCIII 25mHz, 4MB RAM, OS 7.0, Logic 1.0