Apple is launching the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series later this year, but we might get some more details at the Apple WWDC 2022 keynote next month. As you may already know, this platform will give us our first look at the new iOS 16 version, which will be rolled out along with the new iPhones around September.
And according to a new tip from Mark Gurman, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max phones may finally offer the always-on-display feature.
Many Android smartphones have offered this tool for quite some time, but Apple is limiting the option to the Pro model. With the Always-on-Display (AOD) feature, you get basic details like date, time, battery percentage and even app notifications with their icons. The device helps people save battery, and with the iPhone 14 Pros expected to get an LTPO panel, bringing this feature makes a lot of sense.
The rumors got further credence with the news that iOS 16 may get support for this feature. We heard similar gossip about the AOD feature coming to last year’s iPhone 13 Pro model, but it didn’t.
It’s possible that after bringing the ProMotion display (120Hz refresh rate) with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max last year, Apple is now moving on to the next step of improvement, and having AOD is the right move.
AOD could help Apple save battery life for users on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, giving them longevity with a similarly sized battery under the hood. Apple will talk about iOS 16 in detail at a keynote on June 6, where the feature can be more or less confirmed.
Multiple leaks and renders have confirmed that the Apple iPhone 14 Pros will get a new pill hole cutout instead of the notch, which will be reserved for vanilla iPhone 14 devices this year. The company is also expected to use 16nm architecture to manufacture the new A4 Bionic chipset, borrowing most of its internals from last year’s A15 Bionic hardware, due to chip shortages and global demand.