Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Rumored To Gain An Always-On Display Mode
Apple is set to release its iPhone 14 lineup later this year and it’s now thought that two of the four devices will offer an advanced always-on display mode, similar to those already offered by countless Android devices.
Writing in his weekly Bloomberg newsletter, Mark Gurman says that while he has been told that iOS 16 will include new lock screen features, some of them will be limited to the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices.
Specifically, Apple is thought to be working on a new always-on display feature that will make use of the new screens used on the higher-end iPhones.
>Further, I’m told iOS 16 builds in future support for an always-on lock screen, something Apple was originally planning for last year’s iPhone 13. This would allow the iPhone to turn down the frame rate significantly on the lock screen and display quickly glanceable information—similar to newer Apple Watches.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Iphone 14 Pro Max are expected to boast displays capable of a refresh rate as low as 1Hz, allowing information to be displayed on-screen without a huge impact on battery life. That technology will not be available on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, preventing them from offering the same always-on feature.
Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone lineup in or around September, with iOS 16 being shipped to the world around the same time.