9to5Mac revealed last week that iOS 16 already has new wallpapers for an always-on mode, one of the new iPhone 14 Pro primary features. The latest beta of Xcode 14 suggests the next iPhone will have an always-on display.
As reported by iOS developer @rhogelleim, the SwiftUI preview contains a new behaviour that may be related to the always-on display. Once the developer simulates turning off the screen, the lock screen widgets become semitransparent and the clock stays on.
Always-on technology lets the system display some information while using little energy. In Apple Watch models with always-on display, the watch face is always visible. Battery life is saved by reducing screen brightness and hiding graphic components.
According to reports, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would sport an always-on display thanks to a new variable refresh rate OLED panel. iPhone 13 Pro’s display is 120Hz to 10Hz. Apple could potentially allow always-on mode for iPhone 13 Pro models, but the 1Hz display should perform better.
Notifications and display
Wallpaper, colours, fonts, and widgets will be constant between the always-on and fully lighted lock screens, thus you won’t be able to configure different options for the two modes.
New information says notifications will stream in from the bottom of the always-on display. A notification counter may be included at the bottom of the screen. It sounds as though various parts of the notification alert interface can be customized by the user.
The status bar will be modified to utilise the extra space afforded by the Pro model’s pill-shaped cut-out. Apple’s September 7 event will tell.
What’s more in iPhone 14
Apple may release iOS 16.0.1 or 16.1 soon after the iPhone 14 Pro debut to fix difficulties with the always-on display and wallpapers. The company is continuously discovering bugs and rushing Apple Watch software engineers to finalise the always-on display before launch.
Four iPhone 14 models are predicted. Only Pro models have the upgraded display, A16 Bionic chip, and 48-megapixel wide camera.
The intermediate iPhone 14 versions are based on the current iPhone 13. But with 6GB RAM, a larger battery, and a 6.7-inch screen.
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