The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are supposed to come with a permanent display
and now evidence has emerged that the latest version of Apple’s smartphone operating system, iOS16
includes updated wallpapers to work hand-in-hand with functionality.
Last year’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max were the first iPhones to feature a high 120Hz refresh rate to allow the display to refresh twice as fast as 60Hz screens to make the smoother and faster moving content.
Since high refresh rates are a battery hog, Apple has equipped the phones with low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology that enables a dynamic refresh rate that changes depending on what’s playing. screen.
One limitation is that the phones are only able to lower the refresh rate to 10Hz, which is probably why they don’t have the always-on display feature.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to have screens that will allow a 1Hz refresh rate
and that bodes well for rumors of an always-on display.
iOS 16 introduced a customizable lock screen and it’s further proof that Apple is set the stage for functionality
. It is already present on the Apple Watch Series 5 and later models and allows you to view information at a glance such as the time even when the wearable is asleep.
On the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, the always-on feature will likely let you view widgets showing battery levels, alarms, weather, calendars, and other information while the screen stays on one level. low light. It will be possible to activate a setting to prevent sensitive data from appearing on the lock screen.
iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on feature might be more exciting than Android’s implementation
A month back, code snippets
revealed that iOS 16 includes support for an always-on mode. It was also revealed that unlike previous versions, Apple’s new mobile platform includes wallpapers that are not static images and are instead rendered in real time.
found evidence in iOS 16 code that system wallpapers are all set for always-on display feature. Always-on has been a staple on Android handsets for years and how it works is that the screen goes black but still lets you see the time, battery percentage and notifications. Apple will do things a little differently, it seems.
Native wallpapers now have a new state called “Sleep” which has grayed out items. The outlet notes that standby wallpapers are similar to Apple Watch faces when always-on is enabled.
It seems that when users turn off the screen of iPhone 14 Pro, the sleep version will be activated. 9to5Mac managed to reproduce the behavior.
This means that the wallpaper will still be somewhat visible in always-on mode, and the screen will likely also show the clock and widgets and return to full brightness when the phone is unlocked.
As well as letting you see quick info when the phone is locked, the always-on display will also help extend battery life which would be great as the pros would pretty much have the same abilities
than the outgoing models.
The regular models – the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max – are said to have 60Hz displays, which rules out the possibility of always-on support.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will likely also feature a new chip
, faster RAM, a higher resolution rear camera and a new front design. These improvements could help them become the best phones of the year
are tipped to get an improved selfie camera and the standards could have more RAM than their 2021 counterparts. Apple will apparently unveil the new handsets in September.