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What if the iPhone 7 merged with the Apple Watch?

Will we all soon bow before the digital crown? This wacky iPhone 7 concept sure thinks so.

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This concept imagines all new ways to control the iPhone. ADR Studio

It was only a matter of time before the Apple Watch inspired some far-out concept videos for new Apple products the faithful would like to see. Strangely, the arrival of the company's first signature wearable has inspired the below bizarre take on an iPhone 7 that borrows the watch's novel dial, called the "digital crown" by Apple.

The iPhone concept from designer Antonio De Rosa, who has turned at least one of his flights of fancy into a real product, imagines a fully upgraded iPhone 7 that incorporates the dial from the Apple Watch, relocating Touch ID and the home button to the front of the dial.

The space once occupied by the home button is replaced by a smaller bezel and a new "Sense Button" that captures gestures and movements for more personalized control.

It remains to be seen if the digital crown will compel or confuse Apple Watch owners as a new means of user input. And if it is a hit, would it make sense for Apple to bring it over to the iPhone? The Sense Button actually seems less likely as it would seem to come up against Apple's chief directive of simplicity.

What do you think? Check out the video and let us know in the comments below if you've been longing for a dial interface to return to an iDevice ever since that nifty wheel was cut from the iPod.