As much as I understand the criticism of Apple and their strategy: in my opinion they are doing everything right. I was a (Windows/Ubuntu) PC user for a decade, and my first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy... no idea what model it was... running Android. So I am not quite the typical Apple fanboy.
The point Android/Google is missing is that being first is not necessarily a virtue to be first. Just look at Google Glass. A magnificent piece of technology, yet people are reluctant to like it, or even allow others to wear it. You need to give people time to adapt to new technology, and the execution has to be perfect.
Eventually, I became tired of maintaining my devices. I just wanted something that works, so I could get work done and snapchat minors. Execution and timing is what Apple gets right. And the strategy of leaning back and letting others doing the pioneering (and struggling with the mistakes) seems to work out just fine.
Though, I have to admit: As a Swiss citizen I find the AppleWatch an abomination. :)