According to a report in Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple may be introducing an always-on display to the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will drop the lock screen’s frame rate with always-on mode enabled, letting them conserve energy while the display remains powered on. It’s still not determined if the new iPhone will use the same low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display Apple uses in newer Watch models.
Gurman expects iOS 16 to come with always-on functionalities like wallpapers with “widget-like capabilities.” Besides this display, Apple may also include its new A16 chip with the two premium devices.
Apple is set to announce various other changes at its closely-approaching Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6th. Gurman believes that Apple could introduce enhanced windowing and multitasking features on the iPad. He cites findings from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who stated that Apple may be working on a feature that could let users freely resize windows. Gurman predicts Apple will revamp its System Preferences menu to make it more like the Settings app on iOS.
Soon, we’ll see if these predictions are true.