The iPhone 14 Pro is going to be the first smartphone to have an always-on screen. Yes, this feature has been available on Android for years but only for a few functions (to show the time, date and in some cases, some notifications), but Apple’s next premium phone is going to be the first to show content on its entire screen. , even if it is blocked . Yes, it will stop being a black rectangle.

The rumored always-on screen (Always On Display, as this technology is known or AOD) of the new iPhone 14 Pro is one of the most interesting features that have been announced for the next Apple flagship. And the new tests found by 9to5Mac not only seem to confirm this, but show how it will improve existing AODs on rival phones.

There was already evidence of Always-On Display support in iOS 16 , but now 9to5Mac has found some important additional evidence. All wallpapers in iOS 16 offer a new “idle” state that darkens and de-saturates the normal image. This is activated when the screen turns off when the phone is locked.

The always-on display feature was previously rumored for the iPhone 13 lineup , but didn’t make it to 2021 iPhones. However, those rumors are back with a vengeance for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max coming later this year. this autumn. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the always-on display feature is said to bring up iOS 16’s lock screen widgets showing the weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and more. Like the Apple Watch , the feature will prevent sensitive data from appearing on the lock screen for all to see.In addition to the iOS 16 widgets, the always-on display will likely also display the time, date, and an indicator for unread notifications.

Always -on displays have been common on the best Android phones for years , so we’ve been waiting a long time for Apple to catch up. With evidence like this, as well as claims from respected leakers, it looks like the iPhone 14 Pro is the iPhone that will finally introduce it, and take it a step further by displaying the full wallpaper instead of a black screen with widgets.

However, we don’t expect this feature to make its way to the base iPhone 14 , as like the iPhone 13 it shouldn’t have the ProMotion adaptive refresh rate needed to do efficient AOD. The standard iPhone 14 and the rumored new iPhone 14 Max model will also lack a telephoto camera like previous generations, and perhaps also the new A16 Bionic chip that we expect will power the Pro models.

Other rumored improvements for the Pro model include a new 48MP main camera on the rear, and a redesigned notch made of pill- and hole-shaped cutouts. For all the leaks and rumors so far, check out our iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro rumor hubs.

The iPhone 14 Pro and its Max sibling will ditch the ‘notch’ in favor of a bizarre arrangement that includes a circular cutout and a pill-shaped cutout neatly arranged in a line. It’s debatable whether it looks cool, but it’s certainly never been attempted by a smartphone manufacturer before.

Display supply chain expert Ross Young, who has a fairly accurate track record with Apple’s display-related predictions, tweeted what appears to be an engineering template for an iPhone 14 Pro model. There are two separate snippets, a design that we have yet to see on a phone so far. Samsung offers plenty of phones with a single circular cutout, Motorola has a phone with two separate camera points, and Huawei has stuck to the pill-shaped design for the past few years. But the two elements have never been mixed in this way.

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