Fast Company reports Apple will use buttons with haptic feedback for future Apple Watch models.
Fast Company predicts: "Apple will stick with the Watch's current button configuration, with a button and a digital crown situated on one side of the device, but neither will physically click as before. Rather than reacting to the user's touch by physically moving back and forth, the new buttons will vibrate slightly under the fingertip, using the haptic effect Apple calls the Taptic Engine. (The digital crown will still physically rotate to navigate through content.)"
Apple introduced the solid state buttons with haptic feedback in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adopted them as well. Solid state buttons will improve water resistance and the overall solidity of the Apple Watch.
Fast Company predicts that the Apple Watch Series 4, which will be announced this year in September, could adopt the solid state buttons, but if the feature doesn't make it this year, Apple will introduce the buttons with the 2019 Apple Watch Series 5.
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