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Watch This Concept Video Of The iPhone 7

Designer Antonio De Rosa integrates the Apple Watch
Watch This Concept Video Of The iPhone 7© 2017 Antonio De Rosa

Expecting the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 7 to launch in September, designer Antonio De Rosa created a concept video that uses the iPhone 6’s slim design, but gets rid of the Home button altogether in exchange for the Apple Watch’s digital crown.

In accordance with Apple’s two year cycle, this year’s iPhone will get an “S” upgrade - which means that the handset will have the same design as last year, with only minor updates to the internal hardware and software.

Expecting the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 7 to launch in September, designer Antonio De Rosa created a concept video that uses the iPhone 6’s slim design, but gets rid of the Home button altogether in exchange for the Apple Watch’s digital crown.

This means that all the functions of the Home button transfer as well - which means that to activate the TouchID fingerprint sensor, iPhone users will have to tap the digital crown instead.

A completely new interface for Apple, the digital crown allows users to zoom in and out,  and scroll through menus without covering up the screen. However, this is hardly revolutionary - Blackberry (before the trackball) used “jog wheels” on the right side of the device, which used to allow users to scroll quickly.

But as we are all well aware of, the touchscreen (by Apple) truly revolutionized smartphones. Personally, I’m not convinced. We all know how well Blackberry is doing these days, and the jog wheel is just a blast from a (failed) past. However, the pro for the jog wheel is that it helps alleviate some finger stress, because the new (large) iPhones are difficult to operate with one hand.

Either way, De Rosa’s jog wheel is way too high on the device. Also, anyone who describes the iPhone as “the perfect device” has earned my eternal skepticism. 

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