Ariel Adams on the Apple Watch ➝

A great piece on the Apple Watch by Ariel Adams. I found this bit interesting regarding how the Watch is actually managed:

Apple Watch users will install an Apple Watch app on their iPhone, which will be used to download apps onto the watch as well as likely manage Apple Watch settings. A user’s iPhone is also used to help with computational demands. Apple cleverly pushes a lot of processor needs to the phone in order to preserve Apple Watch battery life.

I’m curious to see how long the Apple Watch will require an iPhone. And when that day eventually comes, how will we manage our Apple Watch? Will there be an application for OS X or Windows that will allow us to change settings and install apps without needing an iPhone? Or, could Apple build a web interface that would allow you to change settings and install apps on the Watch using any device with a web browser?