The Apple Watch will ditch it’s physical button in favour of a solid state one

June 9th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Industry chatter has it that the Apple Watch digital crown and button combo will soon be going the way of the iPhone home button – replaced by solid state technology. Apparently, the wearable’s physical button will stop moving back and forth and instead rely on a touch surface, to register inputs and a small Taptic Engine, to give feedback.

As per the report, the digital crown will, however, continue to rotate, just as it has so far, to navigate through content. This falls in line pretty well with Cupertino’s openly-stated an ongoing strive to refine its design, to the point where…

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