iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could finally have an always-on display

Apple may finally bring the always-on display to the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. According to a report from BloombergMark Gurman, Apple could introduce the feature with iOS 16, which allows the iPhone to display a limited amount of information even when locked.

Gurman says that the iPhone’s version of always-on mode could work similarly to the way it does with the Apple Watch Series 5 and later: the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will lower the lock screen frame rate with always-on mode enabled, allowing them to conserve power while the screen remains on. It’s unclear if the new iPhone will use the same low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display that Apple uses in newer Watch models. These low-power displays play a huge role in making always-on mode work properly, as they are designed to prevent devices from consuming too much power.

Last year, analysts predicted that the iPhone 13 would come with an LTPO display to enable always-on display. Several Android devices already support always-on mode, and have for many years. On certain Samsung devices, for example, the always-on display can show the time, battery level, widgets, and more, all while the phone remains locked.

Gurman expects iOS 16 to come with similar functionality, including wallpapers with “widget-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 indicate that Apple may only include its new A16 chip with the two premium devices.

Apple is set to announce a host of other changes at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6. In line with previous predictions, Gurman believes that Apple could introduce improved windowing and multitasking features on the iPad. he quotes Findings from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who recently discovered that Apple may be working on a feature that could allow users to freely resize windows. Apple could also review some of its applications; In addition to adding new audio features to Messages, Gurman predicts that Apple will revamp its System Preferences menu to look more like the Settings app in iOS.

With WWDC just over a week away, we won’t have to wait much longer to see how many of these predictions come true.

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