Published On: Sat, Jul 30th, 2016

Apple plans Watch’s Digital Crown on future iPhones, iPads: report


Apple’s upcoming iPhone continues to be in news from past couple of months now; speculations’ surrounding the iPhone tends to be topsy-turvy. While Apple won’t unveil anything before September, information about its next year’s iPhone flagship has already started surfacing.

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The next year’s iPhone is claimed to sport a digital crown similar to one on Apple’ Watch. Based on a diagram spotted by Patently Apple, the US Patent and Trademark office published an application from Apple that reveals the team have considered expanding the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown to other iOS devices which includes iPhone and iPad.

The patent diagram shows a button 204, dubbed ‘rotary input’.

Apple plans Watch's Digital Crown on future iPhones, iPads report


The patent in the published diagram suggests that the button would be used to adjust the volume and resizing the text, with the push-button function doing locking /unlocking the screen and taking a photo. Moreover, there were rumours that Apple may completely revamp the home button in the iPhone 7.

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In olden days, Sony Ericssion had also implemented a similar hardware feature, which was known as the Jog Dial. A jog dial, jog wheel, shuttle dial, or shuttle wheel is a type of knob, ring, wheel, or dial which allows the user to shuttle or jog through audio or video media.

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The suspense is building and it is yet to see what Apple has in its store for the fans. Here’s a video demonstrating how an iPhone 7 may look like with a Digital Crown.


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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