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Apple may add always-on display to iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Apple releases new versions of its popular iPhone and usually adds new features. The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may ship with always-on display feature, according to a report from Mark Gurman, associated with Bloomberg.

Gurman, who often leaks what Apple is up to before the company makes it official, has reported that the next iteration of the flagship iPhones may have an always-on display. This feature will come with iOS 16 and allow the iPhone to show you some info when it is locked.

According to Gurman, Apple can implement the feature just like it has done on the Apple Watch Series 5 and up. If that is the case, the screen refresh rate will drop when the always-on display is active. This will reduce the power consumed and let the battery last longer. However, it is not certain whether Apple will use the same low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display found on the Watch on the new iPhone Pro models. The screens do not run down the battery as much and are, therefore, perfect for implementing an always-on display.

However, this is not the first time that Apple has been rumored to be adding an always-on display to its phone. Last year, some industry analysts predicted the iPhone 13 would get an LPTO display, but that didn’t happen and they didn’t get the always-on display.

Meanwhile, many Android devices already have an always-on display, which shows info like the time, battery level, widgets, etc., on the lockscreen. Some phones or tablets use it to implement a night mode that shows the time on a dark background. However, it is not surprising that Apple doesn’t have this feature yet as the company is not known for rushing to add new features.

Gurman predicts that iOS 16 will enable these functionalities and more, like displaying wallpapers and adding a widget-like display of info.

Apart from the always-on display, another feature that will be exclusive to the Pro series is the new A16 chip. From past leaks, it seems only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get the latest chip.

In reality, we are just a few days away from Apple revealing other changes in iOS. The company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC, will come up on June 6th. Gurman has already predicted that iPadOS will gain enhanced windowing and multitasking features. His prediction is based on findings by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who unearthed evidence that Apple may be adding the ability to easily resize app windows.

Apple is also expected to update its apps, including adding audio capabilities to the Messages app. Apple may also overhaul its System Preferences menu to appear more like iOS’s app Settings.

Stay with us as we will be the first to bring you the latest from WWDC on June 6th.

Written by HackerVibes

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