Users use thumbwheels to interact with smartphone from over a decade, but Apple is planning to introduce a ‘rotary input’ which will be attached to iOS based devices that will function to scroll, resize text, adjust the volume, and a diverse range of other dealings.
Apple supposed that this method will make it easier to roll, zoom in and out and send messages with the Watch. Apple patents spotted by Patently Apple, recommend that the rotary input can be a volume rocker by which users can reduce or boost a volume output by speakers that can be included in the devices, interpret the request called ‘Capacitive Touch Panel for Sensing Mechanical Inputs to a Device’, which was filed back in March 2014.
Even though the new manuscript could modify how users link up with their smartphones, it also divulges that Apple will not eliminate iPhone physical buttons totally. According to the news, the similar button would be used in iPad as the power button to turn it on and off. The patent explains, It is understood that gadget can comprise less or more automatic inputs than the ones illustrated in following picture.
If the idea will be implemented, the rotary button will be placed on the top corner of iPhone and bottom corner of iPad. The button could be used easily because both areas are those where device owners put their hands when holding the device. The patents also explain that how it would rotate around an axis and contain one or more wings around its margin.
Some rumors say that the upcoming iPhone 7 will get this innovative change buy there is anticipation that the rotary button will be used in 2017 smartphone so buyers don’t expect this change in upcoming iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 is expected to be launched in the first week of September with so many latest features.