'iPhone 6s' to Feature Apple Watch-Like Motion Wallpapers

A new feature of the upcoming "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" will be a collection of improved animated wallpapers for the smartphones' lock screen, according to a few sources speaking with 9to5Mac. The designs of the wallpapers will be similar to the "Motion" watch faces seen on the Apple Watch, with the suggested hint that each animation will dynamically change and animate every time the user wakes their phone to interact with it.

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The new themes will range from fish in a koi pond to different color smoke clouds, the latter of which are suggested as becoming animated versions of the static backgrounds that got added in an iOS 9 beta update earlier in the month. The same sources do warn the feature could have been dropped at the last second, but a questionable leaked photo of a purported iPhone 6s Plus box -- which does in fact showcase a koi pond-like fish image -- could point to the feature's inclusion in the new line of iPhones.

Apple introduced dynamic wallpapers in iOS 7, but the options were limited, with one theme stretching over seven different color choices. Today's report suggests the company could be going into as deep and obsessive detail of capturing unique and interesting lock screen images as it did for the Apple Watch. Including a few in-depth photos and videos shared with us, news and rumors surrounding the next-generation of iPhone have begun pointing towards a September 9 media reveal for the devices, with a launch a week-and-a-half later on September 18.

Top Rated Comments

navaira Avatar
88 months ago
I wonder how fast the battery will drain.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterdevries Avatar
88 months ago
Called it in the "new iPhone box" thread! Hah!

Since many apple rumor sites would pick it up and link through, it could be a nice way to collect some page impression revenue. I don't see many other reasons though.

Maybe (if it is not fake) this is a possible indication that the iPhone gets life-wallpaper with a goldfish as on the watch with the jellyfish.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kmj2318 Avatar
88 months ago
I hope it's not only an iPhone 6s feature.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ianKent Avatar
88 months ago
Just like Ive said, without OLED, motion wallpapers won't look alive... Let's hope for OLED screens.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RDeckard Avatar
88 months ago
OK, now I'm just waiting for the typical MR whiners to come on here and complain about... wallpapers.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dave245 Avatar
88 months ago
Is it me or does Apple seem to be going all out on this S version of the iPhone? So far we have (as rumours until Apple announce)

2GB Ram
Force Touch
12MP camera
And now the possibility of an OLED screen

womder if Apple will be updating other products as much at their September event. It will be interesting to see what happens.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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