Where in the world are the Photo Watch Faces?

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  1. mbaturin macrumors regular

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    Anyone else wondering where these are? They were part of the promotional videos shown during the keynote.
     

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  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    It's coming in Watch OS 1.1 next month.

    ...P.S. - just speculating.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm guessing pulled for battery impact. Apple can probably rework it and get it to us in an update later.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I'm thinking the same thing, but at the same time, I'm asking myself - what battery impact? The Astronomy watchface calculates realtime positions, draws shadows on textured objects. The Mickey watchface animates continuously. The Photo watchface is just a photo... ?
     
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  6. mbaturin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just surprised that there's almost no talk about it anywhere. It's not a mega feature but it is something that definitely made the watch look nice from the pictures. I would love to have the ability to choose my own image for a background. I'll take it a step further. It would be awesome if you could choose your own set of small videos (like jellyfish or flowers) to animate when looking at the screen. I know customization isn't apples strong suit. But I would expect to get at least what was shown in the keynotes.
     
  7. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    hmm

    Hmm, I thought someone had posted a way to put a picture on one of the watch faces somewhere.
     
  8. Kent01, May 7, 2015
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    But with all of the color. Also, depending on the colors in the corners of the photos the information (weather, battery etc.) may not be easy to see.

    Looks like a feature that was pulled to prevent issues. I'm sure we can expect it at a later OS update.
     
  9. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular

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    I just want more faces in general. Getting tired of these ones already :p
    Changing faces all the time is kind of one of the big draws of a smart watch; come on Apple!
     
  10. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    On an OLED screen, black pixels are turned off, so a mostly black face will save battery life.

    The photo faces light up every pixel, so this could be it.

    Also, if you watch the introduction video, these are not just still photos. They convey time by showing a city going from night to day etc.
     
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Now, I'm no expert so don't quote me on this, but because the OLED screens aren't backlit, I'd hazard a guess that having each pixel 'on' - even just displaying a static photo - uses significantly more power than animating a small foot.
     
  12. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    As long as we're throwing out speculations, my guess is that Apple is concerned about the appearance of their new jewelry tech product being shown around the interwebz with p0rn on the watch face. I know you can set any photo you want as a background on your iPhone... just my speculation. It may get relaxed once the initial hype is over in WatchOS 1.1
     
  13. Kent01 macrumors 6502

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    Ya, Steve Jobs was super anti-porn. Good call out on that one.
     
  14. mbaturin thread starter macrumors regular

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    To your own point - couldn't you say the same about the iPhone and iPad?
     
  15. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    Yea that would be cool. Didn't know they ever showed this. I wish the motion faces allowed complications.
     
  16. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    And I did... I think it may relax and come back after the first waves of the release into the wild. For those that want a p0rn screen on their watch (for whatever reason) will find a way.
     
  17. mbaturin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha yeah I don't think you're too far off. They are probably trying to curb initial impressions. Once the product is mature and more people know about it, there will be less care if Porn is being shown on the front.
     
  18. VFC macrumors 6502a

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    Here's my latest picture watch face for my Moto 360. I took this picture while walking the new Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia.
     

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  19. NeutralGeek macrumors regular

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    *Cue for our forum's Phandroid Touter - "My Fugly 360 has gazilions of that ...".*

    Edit: Lol I was 4 minutes too late. I was expecting another member. :D
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    probably buggy then? Who knows.
     

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