It is predicted that Always-On Display (AOD) will be supported in iOS 16, which will be unveiled at Apple’s upcoming WWDC.
Bloomberg News reported on the 29th (local time) that Apple will be able to show some information even when the iPhone is locked by introducing the AOD function in iOS 16, which will be released soon.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed that the always-on screen mode applied to the iPhone 14 series could work similarly to the way it does on the Apple Watch 5 and later. This feature is expected to only apply to iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.
However, he added, it’s unclear whether Apple will use the same low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display used in the latest Apple Watch models for the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Last year, market analysts predicted that the iPhone 13 would come with an LTPO display and support AOD. In addition, many Android phones now support this feature, displaying the time, battery level, and widgets even when the phone is locked.
Bloomberg also added that Apple is planning major improvements to the lock screen in the new iOS16, including wallpapers with widget-like features.
Apple is expected to announce its new operating system (OS) at WWDC held on the 6th of next month. Mark Gurman predicts that Apple will introduce a new multitasking interface in the new iPadOS 16. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently revealed that Apple is working on ways to allow iOS users to resize app windows.
Bloomberg also said that it expects Apple to add text audio features to iMessage from other social networks.
Apple is expected to unveil new software operating systems at the World Developers Conference (WWDC) held online from June 6-10.