This is the first analysis I've heard that connects the iWatch to the iPod so explicitly. It has the ring of truth. Or at least plausibility. The iPod line has been fading as dedicated music players get subsumed by phones and car systems. iPods are already as small as watches, so why not combine them and add other functions to a device that people have been wearing for 100 years?
These ads are works of art. But my wife's comment after watching the "Gigantic" one today was: "I couldn't figure out what this was an ad for." Not sure this campaign is the best one for a time when other tablets are gaining ground. I don't know what is, but that's why the ad people get the big bucks.
Dr. Dre has been anything BUT silent. Bragging about being the first hip-hop billionaire. He seems like a very bad fit for Apple's corporate style. That sort of behavior would have killed a deal in Jobs' day.