Improved Third-Party iPhone Battery And Display Support Is Coming Later This Year

Apple has confirmed that it intends to bring better support for third-party displays and batteries to the iPhone later this year.

This comes after years of complaints that such parts have not been properly supported, forcing original parts to be installed in order to ensure compatibility.

The news comes after MacRumors reported on a new Apple whitepaper that detailed the plans, with the company confirming that True Tone support for third-party displays will arrive later this year for the first time.

True Tone requires precise calibration to function properly, and it is not possible to engage a default calibration for third-party displays, which can result in unexpected behavior. For this reason, Apple disables the True Tone feature when third-party displays are used, but enables all other aspects of the display. In an effort to offer more complete support for third-party parts, starting later in 2024, Apple will allow consumers to activate True Tone with third-party parts to the best performance that can be provided.

Similarly, the company also confirmed that third-party batteries will also support battery statistics such as health and maximum capacity at the same time.

Currently, battery health metrics such as maximum capacity and cycle count are not presented to consumers whose devices have third-party batteries. This is because the accuracy of these metrics cannot be verified by Apple. In fact, an Apple internal analysis has found that some third-party batteries sold as new are actually secondhand, with battery health metrics manipulated to appear as new. In an effort to improve support for third-party batteries, starting later in 2024, Apple will display battery health metrics with a notification stating that Apple cannot verify the information presented.

Apple has not yet confirmed exactly when the new support will be added, but with iOS 18 set to arrive in September it’s a safe bet that update will bring these changes to iPhone owners everywhere.

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