There has been speculation that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models will include always-on display capabilities, and this new information would seem to support that speculation. An apparent preview of the feature has been noticed by an iOS developer in Xcode beta 4. Several hints that an always-on display is present have been found in iOS 16, which Apple unveiled earlier this year. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, this feature will only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro models.
The SwiftUI preview, which enables developers to engage with their app projects in real time, appears to have leaked an example of the always-on display feature, according to a tweet by iOS developer, rhogelleim (via 9to5mac). He posted a screenshot and claims that the widget (lock screen accessory) with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s face was glitched out, hinting at the feature. The widget is typically shown in full colour.
The phone’s always-on display feature technology enables it to display notifications, battery life, the time, and other items on the screen so that users can access pertinent information without having to unlock the device. Additionally, it practically uses very little battery. Apple currently only offers the always-on display feature in the latest Apple Watch models.
As previously indicated, references to the feature have also reportedly been found in iOS 16.According to reports, the iPhone 14 Promodels have a refresh rate that scales from a high of 120Hz to as low as 1Hz. This provides the possibility for an always-on display while preserving battery life. These devices will have iOS16 preinstalled. Apple demonstrated widget compatibility and new notification styles on the updated Lock Screen, which may be a part of the always-on display feature.
In reality, Mark Gurman claimed in May that iOS 16 might support an always-on lock screen in the future, allowing the iPhone to dramatically lower its frame rate and provide “glanceable information” when the devices not in use. He said that the capability might only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max pro models. He added that the capability would not be offered for use with the current iPhone models.