Didn't see a forum for this yet so thought I would post it here. We've all been waiting for the next innovative category for Apple and many people are hopeful that the iWatch will be it. There have been endless debates about it around here with both sides declaring it will silence all the critics and others saying it will be dead on arrival. A lot of comparisons have been made to the iPod, iPhone and iPad and that before the release (and in some cases immediately after) people were saying that there already existed music players, smartphones and that the new "tablet" was just a large iPhone. Clearly history showed all three were immensely successful devices. With respect to the iWatch. I feel more than any of the other three devices this will have a harder adoption and will truly need something special/different for it to take off. When the iPod came out none of the music players were anything like it in terms of number of songs stored or ease of use of the interface. The iPhone revolutionized the world we live in today and it would be crazy to say any device on the market at that time was even in the same league as the iPhone and tablets really didn't exist as an everyday device when the iPad came out. Android was in its infancy and the user experience couldn't hold a candle back then to iOS. Fast forward to today. Android and iOS dominate the landscape and while each have their advocates you can do many of the same things on both platforms. Android watches already exist as an extension of the phone so if the iWatch is something similar I don't think it will have the panache of the other devices. People don't want to see another Galaxy Wear or Moto360 that simply runs iOS (or a deviant of iOS). People want Apple to surprise us and show us something we didn't know that we ever needed. Without that I just can't see us saying 5 years from now that the iWatch (or whatever they call it) will be the fourth major innovation from Apple of the last 15 years. My disclaimer, I own a Galaxy Note 2 which likely will be a Galaxy Note 4. It is unlikely that anything I see from the iWatch will make me convert to an iPhone and then also get the iWatch. However I own an iPad as do my two kids (minis). I have an iMac and a retina MacBook Pro. I buy the devices that are best for me and I would love to see Apple hit it out of the park with this device so in the future I end up with something new that i never even knew I was missing. Do people agree or have other (constructive) thoughts on all of this?