Is Apple implementing an always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro? At least the clues are growing. For the weekend, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has the latest issue of his PowerOn newsletters published and it shows that iOS 16 lays the foundation for an always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Gurman: iOS 16 lays the foundation for always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro
Rumors about an always-on display for the iPhone are not new. In particular, shortly before the announcement of the iPhone 13 (Pro) last year, these germinated. Now the time has come for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The usually well-informed Mark Gurman writes in his latest newsletter:
I’ve been told that iOS 16 will add support for an always-on lock screen in the future, something Apple originally planned for last year’s iPhone 13. This would allow the iPhone to significantly reduce the refresh rate on the lock screen and quickly reveal information – similar to newer Apple Watches.
It goes on to say that the always-on display is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. It was originally said in July 2021 that Apple would give the iPhone 13 Pro an always-on mode thanks to an LTPO display. Finally, we know that was not the case.
With the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple introduced a ProMotion display with a variable refresh rate of 60 and 120Hz to the iPhone for the first time. With the Apple Watch, the refresh rate can be “screwed back” so much that it is only updated once a minute.
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