Jobs’ description of iPhone as inaccurate as Cook’s description of  Watch?

[Via asymco]

When the iPhone launched, Steve Jobs introduced it as being three products in one:

  • A wide-screen iPod
  • A phone
  • A breakthrough internet communicator

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When the Apple Watch launched, Tim Cook introduced it as being three things:

  • A precise timepiece
  • A new, intimate way to communicate
  • A comprehensive health and fitness device.

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This hits an important point – how we use the iPhone today (essentially a supercomputer for mobile uses)  is not at all the 3 uses Jobs presented.

The iPhone shifted a paradigm that Jobs did not even expect – remember he was not going to allow apps to begin with.

I expect the Watch to do something similar. In a few years, the device we wear on out wrist will have little to do with timekeeping, intimacy or health, although it will do all three.

I think it will be ore of a device for glances at data, information and knowledge from our mobile supercomputer/