Many Android phones, and even newer Apple smartwatch models, have a feature called Always-On Display that lets you display information like the time and date even when the device is asleep. This feature was briefly rumored in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max last year, but that didn’t materialize. Fortunately for iPhone users who have been waiting for this feature, there is a good chance that it will It was introduced with the iPhone 14.
iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max feature Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO) technology, which enables a dynamic refresh rate that varies depending on the screen. This way the faster 120Hz will only start when needed, eg b. When you are playing a game or watching a video.
These phones are only capable of lowering the refresh rate to 10Hz, and a recent leak has stated that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be able to lower the refresh rate down to 1Hz. This could pave the way for a permanent operating mode, according to display industry analyst Ross Young.
He also claims that Apple is also planning to update the lock screen UI and possibly introduce wallpapers with widget-like features. Also on the cards is the Always On function, allowing you to see basic information and possibly notifications as well, even when the phone is locked.
Unsurprisingly, this feature will be exclusive to the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, codenamed D73 and D74, respectively. This is apparently because the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max do not have the LTPO technology required to lower the refresh rate.
Gurman also reiterates that the Pro models will ditch the notch in favor of pillboxes and apertures and have a new 48MP rear camera. It also claims that these models will be powered by the new A16 chip, which some recent leaks say will be made with it 5 nm process.
The entire group can also get satellite connectivity, allowing you to send emergency text messages when cellular connectivity isn’t available.
It is possible that Apple will reveal these iPhone 14 line-up in September alongside Apple Watch Series 8.