Apple may finally show an always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. according to report from BloombergMark GormanApple could introduce the feature with iOS 16, allowing the iPhone to display a limited amount of information even when it’s locked.
Gurman says the iPhone version of Always On Mode can work similarly to the way it does with Apple Watch Series 5 And higher – iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will drop the lock screen frame rate with Always On Mode enabled, allowing them to conserve power while the screen is still on. It is unclear whether the new iPhone will use the same Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO) Apple uses the latest Watch models. These low-power displays play a big role in getting Always On Mode to work properly, as they are designed to prevent devices from consuming too much power.
Last year, analysts predicted that iPhone 13 will come with an LTPO display to me Enable Always On Display. A number of Android devices already support Always On Mode — and for many years. on each other Samsung devices, for examplethe always-on display can show the time, battery level, widgets, and more, all while the phone stays powered off.
Gurman expects iOS 16 to come with similar functionality, including wallpapers with “gadget-like capabilities”. The always-on display isn’t the only feature said to be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, as previous leaks suggest Apple may only include the new A16 chip with the two premium devices.
Apple is set to announce a number of other changes at the closely-closed Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6. In line with previous expectations, Gurman believes that Apple could offer improved windowing and multitasking features on the iPad. cites Results from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who recently discovered that Apple might be working on a feature that could let users resize windows freely. Apple could fix some of its apps, too — in addition to adding new audio features to Messages, Gurman expects Apple to revamp the System Preferences menu to make it more like the Settings app on iOS.
With just over a week into the WWDC, we won’t have to wait any longer to see how many of these predictions come true.
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