According to rumors, the future iPhone 14 Pro models will include always-on display technology similar to that seen in the Apple Watch. The most recent Xcode 14 beta may provide insights as to what this always-on display would resemble. The Xcode 14 beta has an intriguing Lock Screen interface that removes specifics from an on-screen widget as the screen awakens, as MacRumors contributor Steve Moser discovered on Twitter.
The animation suggests that when the iPhone is locked and the always-on display is turned on, the iPhone 14 Pro models may erase fine details from widgets and other Lock Screen information. A black and white version of a widget that is normally colored was also seen by an iOS developer in the Xcode 14 beta, which may be connected to the always-on display.
Rumors Suggest That iPhone 14 Pro Will Have Always-On Display
A “Sleep” state for wallpapers is also hinted at in the most recent iOS 16 beta, providing more details on how the always-on display would function. When used with an always-on display, “sleep” wallpapers are darker and fade away bright colors to perhaps save battery life.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to be the only models with always-on display capabilities since they will feature the required display technology. According to rumors, the refresh rates of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will range from 1Hz to 120Hz, which is an upgrade over the 10Hz to 120Hz refresh rates offered by the iPhone 13 Pro devices.
The iPhone can display the clock, widgets, and maybe alerts even when it is sleeping because of the 1Hz refresh rate. According to rumors, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max versions will have no notch and instead include pill-shaped and hole-punched cutouts for Face ID and camera hardware, better back cameras, and A16 processors.