Is iPhone 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max compatible with always-on display? Supports the same feature on iOS 16

The next iPhone, the “iPhone 14” series, which Apple is expected to release this year. The entire lineup is expected to be four models, but it was found that the higher-end model “iPhone 14 Pro” series may be equipped with an on-display function at all times.

This information is provided by Mark Gurman, a well-known reporter from Bloomberg. He posted information about what’s new in iOS 16 in his weekly newsletter, Power On.

Does the “iPhone 14 Pro” series have an always-on display function?

According to Mark Gurman, Apple will always support on-display on iOS 16 and will make the same feature available on two models, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Originally it was planned to be installed in the current model iPhone 13 Pro series released last year, but Apple has canceled this. It seems that there is a possibility that it will finally be realized with the iPhone released this year.

Always-on displays are concerned about increased battery consumption, but it seems possible to solve this problem by using the LTPO (Low Temperature Polysilicon Oxide) display backplane in the iPhone 14 series. ..

The hint is a variable refresh rate. The refresh rate is a number that indicates how many times the screen is rewritten per second, and the larger this number, the smoother the screen description. The iPhone 13 Pro series released last year supports up to 120Hz drive, and can now operate twice as smoothly as before.

On the other hand, increasing the refresh rate causes a problem that battery consumption increases. The iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with a function that changes the refresh rate step by step according to the content, and it has been devised to reduce battery consumption by increasing or decreasing the refresh rate as needed.

The variable range of the refresh rate of iPhone 13 Pro is 10Hz-120Hz. However, the iPhone 14 Pro series is said to reduce battery consumption during constant on-display by further lowering the lower limit refresh rate like the Apple Watch.

Theoretically, it’s not impossible to implement it on the iPhone 13 Pro series, which already has LTPO technology, but Apple may realize the technology on the iPhone 14 Pro. The reason is not clear whether it is to appeal as an evolved point from last year’s model.

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Rumor has it that the iPhone 14 Pro series will have changes to the notch. The notch used to be U-shaped, but from this year’s new model, it will have a structure that allows two holes, a punch hole type hole and a pill case type hole, and it is expected that the screen occupancy rate in the terminal will increase. There is.

The back surface maintains the shape of the camera unit and camera lens protruding from the device as before. The camera will use a triple lens, and it seems that it will have an LED light and a LiDAR scanner next to it. The wide-angle lens is expected to have higher camera performance, such as the one with 48 million pixels. See this article for details.

(via 9to5Mac)

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