Crown?

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  1. jaydee24601 macrumors regular

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    Hi, for those of you who've actually tried the watch in person -- does the crown actually rotate, or is it just touch-sensitive and immobile?
     
  2. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Definitely spins and even offers resistance when trying to scroll past the ends of a screen.
     
  3. tgi macrumors 65816

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    It's spins, but doesn't have any mechanical feedback.
     
  4. AustinBoilers macrumors newbie

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  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    It does 'rubber band' at the end of a list. Is it real (mechanical feedback) or is it something like Forced Touch and a simulated sensation?
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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  7. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    When you hit the bottom of a list, it triggers a light haptic feedback to simulate that feeling.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    That is what I thought but boy does it feel REAL.:eek::eek:

    Force Touch/Haptic Feedback is going to be a real treat when it comes over to the iPhone/iPad.
     
  9. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    I agree; I don't know if you had the chance to use the new MacBook trackpad, but it is amazing.

    When you are clicking on a spot responsive to force, every time you hit a force level, it "clicks". So you can get 5 "clicks" out of a single press on a forward button in QT. I knew it was pressure sensitive, but the way they've crafted the components together is something unreal.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    It feels like a real crown on a luxury watch. If you turn it with enough force you feel resistance.
     
  11. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    The best part is that the trackpad is fixed and doesn't actually "move" at all for any of those clicks. One less moving part.

    (However, it does flex very, very slightly. That's how the pressure sensor works, it detects microscopic levels of flex in the metal.)
     
  12. ant69 macrumors regular

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    i was happy to see it wasnt 'clicky' and instead felt very smooth!

    Ant
     
  13. pmau macrumors 65816

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    I would not call them microscopic ... it bends quite a bit.
     
  14. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. Turn the laptop off all the way and you'll see, it flexes very little. In reality, the measurements are nanometer scale and very sensitive. Even though the metal may allow a noticeable amount of flexing, it's not required to use anywhere near that much force for the detection to occur.
     

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