Apple to abandon the physical buttons in the next generation of smart watches Apple Watch in favor of technology Taptic Engine, reports Fast Company with reference to anonymous source.
The source of the resource said that the two keys on the right side of the device will no longer be held down physically. Clicking will simulate the Taptic Engine. The first time the technology has been used to simulate keys in touchpad MacBook Pro 2015, after which it was replaced by the «Home» button the iPhone 7 and future generations of the smartphone. The scroll wheel Digital Crown will continue to turn physically to navigate the system.
Using the Taptic Engine instead of the ordinary physical button, Apple increases the water resistance of their devices and gets rid of the probability of the button down. It is reported that the announcement of the next generation Apple Watch Taptic Engine to be held this fall. If this does not happen, konkretisiert anonymous source, the device will have to wait until 2019.