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iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may finally get an always-on display

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may finally get an always-on display

Apple may finally bring an always-on display to the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. According to a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple may introduce the feature with iOS 16, allowing the iPhone to display a limited amount of information even when it's locked.

Gurman says the iPhone's Always-on mode can work the same way it does with the Apple Watch Series 5 and up - leaving the frame rate of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max lock screen with Always-on mode enabled. will allow them to save energy while the display is on. It is unclear whether the new iPhone will use the same low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display that Apple uses in the new Watch models. These low-power screens play a big part in keeping Always On mode working properly, as they are designed to protect devices from consuming a lot of power.

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

Gurman expects iOS 16 to come with similar functionality, including wallpapers with "widget-like capabilities." Always-on display isn't the only feature said to be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, as previous leaks indicated that Apple may only include its new A16 chip with the two premium devices.

Apple is set to announce several other changes at its near-term Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6. In line with previous predictions, Gurman believes that Apple may introduce advanced windowing and multitasking features on the iPad. He cites findings from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who recently discovered that Apple is working on a feature that could allow users to freely resize windows. Apple may also be overhauling some of its apps — in addition to adding new audio features to Messages, Gurman predicts that Apple will revamp its System Preferences menu to make it more like the Settings app on iOS.

With a little over a week since WWDC, we won't have to wait much longer to see how many of these predictions come true.

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