According to well-known analyst Mark Gurman of Bloomberg news agency, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which are expected to be announced this fall, will receive the Always-On Display function – time and other useful information will be displayed even in mode blocking. In addition, a couple of older smartphones will be equipped with next-generation displays.
The analyst recalled that the debut of the Always-On Display function was originally expected last September along with the release of the iPhone 13, but this did not happen, and, according to his sources, it will appear on the next-generation “professional” series smartphones – iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Interestingly, this feature debuted in the Nokia N86 back in 2009. In addition to software support for this feature in iOS 16, new smartphones from Apple will also receive next-generation displays.
We are talking about low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology, the development of which Samsung reported back in 2020. According to some reports, it was Apple that became the customer of this solution back in 2015. The most important advantage of the new technology is the support for a variable screen refresh rate – by reducing this indicator to very low values, you can significantly reduce energy consumption. This is confirmed by the example of the Apple Watch Series 5 smart watch, where the always-on display function was implemented.
Recall that the iPhone 13 Pro was the first in the Apple line to receive a panel with a frequency of 120 Hz, but this parameter simply varies between 60 and 120 Hz, while the Apple Watch can dynamically adjust the refresh rate once per minute. In addition to the updated screen, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to receive an A16 Bionic chip and a 48-megapixel main camera.