Leak: iPhone X to get special Dynamic wallpapers to highlight its new OLED display

The upcoming Apple iPhone X is the first-ever iPhone with an OLED (that's organic light-emitting diode) display. The tech has been used by plenty of Android phone manufacturers before, most prominently by Samsung, who is a major player at driving the technology forward with its Super AMOLED brand. In fact, it's Samsung that will be providing the OLED panels for Apple's new flagship.

One of the many benefits of an AMOLED screen is its contrast ratio. Since the panel does not work with a backlight, but each pixel lights up on its own, a black color is made by just turning the pixels off. People call this “true blacks”, since it is... well, truly black, there's no light there. It looks so pleasing to the eye that a lot of OLED phone users like to put dark themes and dark wallpapers on their devices to enjoy the natural blacks.

It seems that Apple is about to update its Dynamic wallpaper library to underline the qualities of OLED. You may remember the dynamic wallpapers as that library that was added to iOS back with the introduction of the iPhone 5c. Since then, it contains 7 different backgrounds in 7 different colors, covered in light flares that move as you spin the phone around — that latter part is where the “dynamic” comes from.

According to leakster Benjamin Geskin, the updated Dynamic library will contain 7 similar images that put differently-colored light flares sprinkled on top of a black background. You can see them on the picture below. It appears as if they will fully replace the old dynamic wallpapers, which would be a bit confusing. Why not leave all of them in, Apple? Is 14 too many?

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No one cares... release the damn thing already.

2. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Or to stop burn in... god I had OLED, ever phone I've owned gets the bars at the top and bottom burnt in.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It depends on the use case scenarios... I've never had burn ins... I don't know why.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Probably because you really own and use one, unlike him

8. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 411; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I haven't had burn in since the original samsung note 1. Amoled have come a long way since those days. As long as you don't crank up the brightness to max and leave it there you should be fine.

10. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Were you using the phone in demo mode, where the display never turns off? Because I've been using OLED phones since the Galaxy S3, which I still have an I have an S4 and even in all this time the display looks exactly as it did when I bought it. No burn-in whatsoever. Even if it was true, it won't matter today, because most premium devices are gonna have them, so its pointless to even talk about it, because no one will keep a phone on long enough for it to happen or keep the phone long enough for it to happen.

3. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Android Gingerbread also had similar wallpapers.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016


7. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Wow iOS users ... Welcome to Gingerbread :)

9. imortel

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

And yet they have criticised the Samsung's AMOLED displays for a long time. Stating that the RETINA is the best! Look's like they are kissing the spot where they have been spitting in the past. :).

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

Jony Ivy: We have spent 5,000 manhours refining the way the radial of the circles encompass the super gorgeous Super retina display, each motion is a insight into the soul of our employees hardwork. Each circle is a actual representation of our Apple campus..There is OLED display finally good enough for Apple and it is magical with these wallpapers

13. Xilam unregistered

Hahaha, that’s a good one.

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Is that really the best you have to offer, Apple? So lame...

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