What if “watch” is the wrong word?

Many tech blogs have published articles about the possibility that Apple is working on a new, wearable device. For lack of a better term, most are calling it a watch. I suspect that’s inaccurate.

Imagine that Apple isn’t specifically designing a watch, but the next step in its portable devices. Something that does much of what iOS devices do today, only in a novel way, and in a smaller form factor. Small enough to be, say, attached to one’s wrist. It’s understandable to think of this thing as a watch because that’s the logical point of reference. But Apple excels at skating to where the puck will be, not where it is, and most of us can’t see that far ahead.