In another very insightful piece, Ben Thompson – Apple analyst suggests the impact of the Apple Watch is being underestimated based on the numerous reviews he has read so far.
That said, I do think there will be a bifurcation when it comes to the Watch’s relative importance vis-à-vis the smartphone between developed and developing countries: in the long run I do think that convenience trumps all, but there’s no denying a smartphone is already pretty darn convenient. To put it another way, if you can afford it I do I think that there is a sufficient delta between Watch and iPhone functionality to make the former worth owning despite its dependence on the latter. I also think that when the Watch inevitably gains cellular functionality I will carry my iPhone far less than I do today. Indeed, just as the iPhone makes far more sense as a digital hub than the Mac, the Watch will one day be the best hub yet.Ben Thompson
I am confident that many critics of the Apple Watch as it stand today, will find a valid reason to buy one in the future.