At Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC 2017, Apple has announced that Woody, Jessie, and Buzz will be making an appearance on the Apple Watch as all-new, animated Toy Story watch faces.
— Upcoming Pixar (@upcomingpixar) June 5, 2017
The trio from the franchise has specially-created animation sequences specially created for the wearable’s operating system, with a different animation playing every time you raise the watch. In announcing to 5,000 developers in San Jose, Apple’s VP of Technology, Kevin Lynch, described the watch faces as “a ton of fun”, saying that the three characters will add “a lot of hijinks in there” to the popular smartwatch.
Apple has had a long-standing association with Pixar since the studio’s formation. Besides Steve Jobs being a pivotal & monumental part to the history of both companies, Pixar franchises frequently play cameos in Apple’s conferences and product announcements, extending back all the way to 2000 with Toy Story 2 and the introduction of Mac OS X.
The watch faces are part of watchOS 4, which will be released to all Apple Watch owners this summer; a public beta is expected to be released in a couple of months. Follow us on Twitter to be kept in the know when these insanely cool watch faces are available!