Why wouldn't you? Force touch works with any gloves, what doesn't work is TouchID or the screen tap.So I can't push the button with standard gloves on?
Isn't that the button I need to push in emergencies?!?
I think that the crown will spin, it will be the pressure that will be virtual. But we'll see…I always felt this was obvious.
Why have a physical wheel (crown) that actually spins?
You need a shaft and waterproofing.
And it's pointless.
With today's tech, you can have the exact same looking wheel, but its stationary, and as you move your finger tip across it as you do now, instead of it physically spinning, it's surface just detects your finger movement and passes on the movement to the watch.
Think of it exactly like the iPod circular control dial/disk.
You ran your finger around it, to do things just as you would have a moving wheel.
But your finger just slipped over the surface, and it stayed still
I knew this was going to happen as it's so obvious and the user experience will be 99/9% the same as it is now.
With e benefit of no moving parts.
I scroll just with the crown. I want to see the content on the small screen, and I can't if my finger covers it to scroll it.So same will happen to the iPhone? No buttons anywhere? Also, I stopped using the digital crown to scroll. I just use it as a home button and if Apple adopts iPhone X swiping gestures on Apple Watch, there's no need for it in my opinion.
That’s why you going to feel the click through the Taptic Engine.I’m not crazy about moves like this. There’s nothing that lets you know you’ve pushed a button on a device better than feeling the click but I get that the more they can seal up a device the better they can water proof it.
Doesn't work.Trust me.
There is no need for this to spin.
All it needs is the surface to detect your skin/fingerprint is moving across it's surface, in exactly the same way your finger would if it was spinning, and it can electronically replicate the spin to the cpu/etc inside.
Think of it like a microscopic touch-pad on a laptop
you just slide your fingertip/thumbtip forwards and backwards on a static surface and the computer acts as if you were physically moving something.
There is zero need for the wheel to physically rotate.
Actually, it could just be a block/lump sticking out the side and not wheel/dial shaped. But they might just keep the look of a crown wheel for aesthetic reasons.
Absolutely!I’m all for this! Apple also has the technology from the click wheel iPod to do a solid state scrolling mechanism for the Digital Crown.
Have you tried one of the recent macbook touchpads? It absolutely feels like a physical button. Of course, the linear motor driving the force feedback there is much more powerful than the piddly thing in apple watch (or even iphone 7 or onwards.)No, it doesn't. It feels like a vibration.
The engineering difficulties behind making something like that work and still retain all-day battery life are far from trivial, for a number of reasons. Idle power draw would probably go up by several hundred percent. I wouldn't expect it, honestly. Also, OLED displays work poorly with static graphics elements; you'd get noticeable burn-in on the display within a week tops, and I can only imagine how much people would scream their heads off on forums over that...Can we please just get an always-on display?
Mine isn't audible unless I put it right up next to my ear. Is your skin metallic, perhaps...?The haptic feedback is clearly audible if the room is silent and I’ve got a call coming in.
The button functionality would be solid state, not the rotation functionality...If it still spins then its not really "solid state".
Oh gods please no. How would you fit it? There's not enough room on either the bezel or in the case to put one there, and image quality would be absolutely abysmal. You could only squeeze in the worst kind of miniature pinhole webcam sensors, and aiming it in any sort of steady fashion would be a nightmare, especially for anyone on the other end watching you through it.And please, a camera
Force touch is wonky because Apple in their pigheadedness refuses to visually indicate which screen elements can be force touched. There could be an accessibility option to flip on which puts a colored frame around stuff which is force touchable for example. But, no. This cannot be allowed, because Apple designers are tunnel-visioning on everything being minimalistic to the extreme...I wonder if force touch will disappear too? It doesn’t feel especially intuitive to use, even though it’s a smart solution.