iPhone 6s to Feature Animated UI with Motion Wallpapers like Apple Watch



The folks over at 9to5Mac have yet another report regarding the upcoming iPhone 6s, and this time it’s related to the device’s UI. According to “three sources who have used internal iPhone 6s prototypes within Apple”, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be featuring an animated UI with motion wallpapers, much like the Apple Watch wallpapers. In the past, Apple has introduced animated wallpapers via a set of dynamic, colourful dot animations in iOS 7.

“The new animated wallpapers come from the same family as the set of “Motion” watch faces that dominate the main screen of the Apple Watch, where the user can choose from jellyfish, multi-colored butterflies, or brightly colored flowers. 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”.

Based on this report, a recently leaked picture of an alleged iPhone 6s Plus box (shown below) with a gold koi pond fish wallpaper, may actually be legitimate. 


Apple will announce the new iPhones at a special event in San Francisco on September 9.


  • raslucas

    Apple spends a bunch of time optimizing iOS 9 for better battery life and all that, then offsets the battery gains with features like this. It’d be nice and pretty and all that, but the battery life impact would be very much I think. Even with hardware acceleration.

  • I see what you’re saying, but if the animated lo screen is true, most of the time people only have it on for quick glances. Maybe it won’t make that much of a difference?

  • Pooya Faez

    like any other feature, if battery is a concern, one can avoid using it! I dont see that as contradictory force against their efforts to conserve battery life in the new OS…