Did Apple Remove the Photo Watch Face?

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  1. l.marcus macrumors newbie

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    I was reviewing the timekeeping portion of the Apple Watch page and I no longer see the photo watch face. (The face that lets you use a photo from your library as the background with the time overlaid on top) Is this one of those features that dropped off in the last few months? Or am I mistaken that it ever existed? I could have sworn it did.
     
  2. Camusrieux macrumors regular

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    I just posted a very similar thread for the purpose of discussing the Timelapse and Photo faces.

    I could be mistaken, but I'm not sure that the Timekeeping page has ever mentioned either one of those faces.
     
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I hope they wouldn't get rid of that face, I really want to use it! :)
     
  4. l.marcus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! You explore the question much better than me.
     
  5. Lucamegh macrumors member

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    Maybe the Jellyfish/Butterfly Watch Face will have an option to display a custom user photo…
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They did show both Timelapse and Photo faces before they updated the Timekeeping page.

    Here's the Photo face:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Camusrieux macrumors regular

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    Touché, Jay. Looks like I was indeed mistaken.

    Boy, I hope they haven't nixed those faces.
     
  8. parkds macrumors 6502

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    I have posted on here before about the odd omission of these watch faces following the March event. I wonder if they have been axed or just not being mentioned. Seems odd to remove faces that seemed fairly complete.

    There was a hands-on video from the March event that showed an unannounced watch face (it was called something like "Extra Large") in the watch face selector. I can't seem to find the video again, but hopefully this is an indication that they aren't currently marketing all of the watch faces and that the time-lapse and photo ones might still live on.
     
  9. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

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    Well, they could have been just artist mock-ups...but how hard would it really be to do that? Surely they didn't get nixed...
     
  10. parkds macrumors 6502

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    Could be...but it in September it was on the demo loop, and was available to select on the operable units.
     

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    Bottom right picture
     

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    Here is the large watch face that you're talking about. I've also attached the link to the video that I found it in, although I have also seen it in other videos as well.

    http://youtu.be/Yi0GJNQobdc
     

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  13. Camusrieux macrumors regular

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    Yes; as I noted on the other thread, there are a significant number of Apple-generated images that show one or both Timelapse faces and/or the Photo face. (I hadn't noticed the "large" watch face that has been discussed more recently on this thread.)

    There's no question that these faces existed at one point; hopefully they still do. It's just odd that they've been removed from the Timekeeping page of the apple.com Watch section, and there seems to be little-to-no additional information available about them.
     
  14. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There showing it on the training video
     
  15. Camusrieux macrumors regular

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    What training video? Do you mean the MobileSyrup.com "Hands-on" posted above? Or do you mean a video for training Apple Store employees on the Watch? Whoa—if the latter has been dug up and made public, it sounds like quite a scoop.
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yes the training in store. Just sit outside apple at 8am and you'll see it playing on the genius wall
     
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    BS.  watch will have custom wallpapers clock faces
     
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No it won't. Even the store demos don't have it. Why? Because the OLED display will eat up too much power with a full photo watch face.
     
  21. wbitsky macrumors member

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    Would you mind providing some actual evidence before you rudely call my post *********?
     
  22. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    A photo does not use more power than an animated butterfly
     
  23. wbitsky macrumors member

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    Although it is debatable which one uses more power in this case (I'm no expert) the animation doesn't have to do with it.

    Since the  watch screen is OLED, it essentially turns off any pixels that are supposed to be black. This means that that any black pixels use virtually no power, hence black being the main color throughout the watch UI. If you notice, every other watch face has a large portion that is off.
     
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    The animated butterfly still has a lot of black on the screen. OLED displays save power on black pixels.
     
  25. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it does actually. It's an OLED display. Black pixels use zero energy. The animated flower screen has most of the pixels on the screen displaying pure black. Photos fill the screen with color, which has a significantly larger power draw.


    The CPU load for a simple animation is moot.
     

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