When the iPhone launched, Steve Jobs introduced it as being three products in one:
- A wide-screen iPod
- A phone
- A breakthrough internet communicator
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.
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/