Apple today announced a new feature for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus called “Live Photos,” allowing users to use the brand-new 3D Touch function on the iPhone to see fast, GIF-like activities in images they have taken. The Live Photos function is similar to the fantastical moving pictures included in the Harry Potter film, enabling users to see short little bits of animation in their images.
Apple emphasized that Live Photos are not video, they’re images taken with all the very same high-quality electronic camera capabilities brought to the new generation of iPhone, however they consist of an additional 1.5 seconds of video at the beginning and completion of the photo to allow the tiny animations. These animations are shown when force pushing on a picture when scrolling through images in the Camera Roll.
According to Apple, Live Photos will be able to be seen on the whole line-up of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, as well as Apple Watch line. Users will even have the ability to utilize the brand-new function to establish Live Images as a lock screen on iPhone, as well as utilize the function making customized motion wallpapers for the Apple Watch. With a Live Image as an Apple Watch face, it’ll stimulate each time you raise your wrist to look at the time.