The Wallpaper moves as you tilt the device

ericDylan

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I just noticed this and I don't think I like it. It seems gimmicky, like an android live wallpaper.

What do you guys think?
 

ZZ Bottom

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should be rather lightweight code. Doubt itll have any negative impact on battery and will certainly add class.

Indeed it does seem gimmicky, but its still attractive. Keep in mind that people have been demanding aesthetic changes, most of which are nothing more than marketing gimmicks. Flat design appears more modern, but obviously does nothing to improve the functionality of the device. At least this time around Apple implemented a number of functional additions that certainly do increase the functionality.
 

Mxbzz

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While it is gimmicky, it's still a neat and fun feature to have (assuming there's an ability to turn it off if you don't like it).

Android definitely has quite a few live wallpapers that use the gyroscope in the phone, but I still think it is a welcome addition to iOS regardless! :)
 

ericDylan

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Yeah, overall I like the update. I just didn't know there was a demand for live wallpapers anymore. I thought even android left that back in 2009. (I had an android and was an avid rooter until I came to my senses and got an iP5)

I like a lot of the functionality, but I am still a little skeptical on all the frosted glass transparency... there is A LOT of it and it seems to really make the OS more colorful, which is not necessarily a bad thing, I am just not particularly fond of color.

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(assuming there's an ability to turn it off if you don't like it).
That's the main reason I brought it up. I have not found a way to turn it off. It is not too obvious or in-your-face, just superfluous. I do not find it aesthetically pleasing or displeasing. It just seems as though there should be some way to turn it off (there probably will be in future releases).
 

cclloyd

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should be rather lightweight code. Doubt itll have any negative impact on battery and will certainly add class.
I see no reason for it to drain battery. The accelerometer and gyroscope is already active for device orientation, so it should just be adding another hook to it.
 

0000757

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FYI, if you want to disable it, go into Accessibility and turn on reduce motion.
 

ericDylan

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FYI, if you want to disable it, go into Accessibility and turn on reduce motion.
Great find.
I wonder what other "motion" that might disable, though. Hopefully future updates will include a setting specifically for this in the wallpaper setting section. I may keep the "motion" I havent decided yet, but the option to remove would be nice.
 

0000757

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Great find.
I wonder what other "motion" that might disable, though. Hopefully future updates will include a setting specifically for this in the wallpaper setting section. I may keep the "motion" I havent decided yet, but the option to remove would be nice.
I've only noticed it disabling the wallpaper.