Apple is reportedly updating the Apple Watch by replacing its physical button with a solid-state button. First reported by Fast Company, a source had spoken to them that “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.”
These solid-state buttons will provide haptic feedback courtesy of Apple’s “Taptic Engine”. The source also tells Fast Company the new buttons will make the watch more water resistant and will take up less space to make room for a bigger battery in future designs.
Apple had previously swapped in solid-state buttons to the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the MacBook Pro’s Force Touch TrackPad.