It will happen. Not this year. Maybe next year. Ron’s note to Tim Cook:
Apple Watch not tethered to an application on iPhone or Android would be the objective because Apple’s overall marketshare presence is nominal, but Watch not tethered to any device would be agnostic. I don’t see Watch ever replacing iPhone, and I recognize that Apple is a hardware company that wants the customer base to invest in ever more hardware solutions, but a Watch not dependent upon additional Apple hardware becomes much like iPhone that lives by itself entirely.