Decoding the latest Apple announcement, it seems the Apple Watch may soon graduate from its status as a subordinate accessory for iPhones into a full-weight product family in its own right.
Here’s why I think this.
The iPhone event that wasn’t
When Apple told the world it will hold an event on Sept. 15, industry watchers were confused. They’d heard that the new iPhones may be delayed until October or beyond, while industry insiders such as Jon Prosser, Mark Gurman and others were telling us that the event won’t see an iPhone 12 launch, but will instead see the debut of the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air 4. (The watch was seemingly confirmed by stray code on the Apple YouTube page.)