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Apple is bringing Watch-style 'Motion' wallpapers to its 'iPhone 6s'

Apple is bringing Watch-style 'Motion' wallpapers to its 'iPhone 6s'

August 27, 2015

It looks like Force Touch isn’t the only Apple Watch feature Cupertino is bringing to its next-generation handset.

According to a recent report from 9to5mac, the new iPhone (which we’re calling the "iPhone 6s") is also set to receive Watch-inspired moving wallpapers, much like the flower, butterfly, and jellyfish backgrounds available from watchOS 1.0. These "Motion" wallpapers will be animated, and will move freely by themselves when users wake their iPhone handset.

9to5mac continues:

For the new iPhone, we are told the types of motion wallpapers range from sets of animated fish from a koi pond to colorful arrays of smoke. In recent iOS 9 betas, Apple added new colorful wallpapers including colored smoke against a solid black background, and the same effect is likely to be fully animated on the iPhone 6S.

Indeed, earlier today, a purported "iPhone 6s" retail box appeared online, depicting a handset with a koi pond background on its display. Though initially regarded with some skepticism, the iPhone packaging is now being viewed by by 9to5mac as "legitimate," given this most recent news. It seems possible that the koi pond wallpaper is indeed one of the animated backgrounds 9to5mac describes.

Image credit: cnBeta.

Image credit: cnBeta.

In watchOS 2.0, Apple has added time lapse wallpapers to its smart watch, depicting locations including London and Paris as they’d appear at that particular time of day. Perhaps these, too, will reach the "iPhone 6s" in September, as well as the anticipated 5.5-inch "iPhone 6s Plus" handset.

Apart from moving wallpapers, Apple’s next-generation smartphones are also expected to sport Force Touch-enabled displays and enhanced internals. Both should be unveiled at a special event some time in September, with the rumor mill recently grinding out "Sept. 7" as a possible date for the affair.

Until then, we’ll keep you posted with further "iPhone 6s" related developments.

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