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.
Notably, a recently leaked iPhone 6s Plus retail box features a colorful koi fish against the white background of the box, giving weight to the report.
Apple's Jonathan Ive also hinted at the new wallpapers in an interview with The New Yorker:
He picked up his iPhone 6 and pressed the home button. “The whole of the display comes on,” he said. “That, to me, feels very, very old.” (The iPhone 6 reached stores two weeks later.) He went on to explain that an Apple Watch uses a new display technology whose blacks are blacker than those in an iPhone’s L.E.D. display. This makes it easier to mask the point where, beneath a glass surface, a display ends and its frame begins. An Apple Watch jellyfish swims in deep space, and becomes, Ive said, as much an attribute of the watch as an image. On a current iPhone screen, a jellyfish would be pinned against dark gray, and framed in black, and, Ive said, have “much less magic.”
The iPhone 6s is expected to feature Force Touch, a faster LTE chip, a Rose Gold color option, 7000 series aluminum, a 12MP camera, 4K video recording, and more.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST on September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Center. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates ahead of the event.