iPhone 14 Pro Always On display to take inspiration from Android!

    iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get an update to tune the Always On display option.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 16 2022, 19:04 IST
    iPhone 14 Pro Max: It is HERE, and we take a quick look
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    1/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings a new 48MP main camera in addition to the new 12MP ultrawide camera and the same old 12MP 3X telephoto camera. The front 12MP camera has an autofocus lens system.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    2/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max retains almost the same design as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Deep Purple colour variant is the new colour this here; we have got the Gold version with us. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    3/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the new 4nm A16 Bionic chip that promises marginal performance gains over the A15 Bionic. AnTuTu scores show a performance gain of 28 percent in graphics and 19 percent in CPU. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    4/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. The 1Hz mode allows for an Always On Display for the first time on an iPhone and you can see your widgets as well as wallpaper. Peak brightness levels go up to 2000 nits. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    5/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max gets rid of the notch in favour of a pill-shaped Dynamic Island. Other than masking the cutouts, it changes shape to accommodate the icons and widgets. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    6/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at a price of Rs. 139,900 in India for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 189,900 for the 1TB version.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    Always on Display on the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max, it will let you hide wallpaper and notification. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max introduced a simple new feature that has been there on Android since years – an Always On display. iPhones have long used an OLED display and ever since then, there has been a demand among iPhone users to see an AOD functionality. The iPhone 14 Pro models have finally got that feature but it came in a very weird way. Unlike the AOD functions on Android, the iPhone 14 Pro simply dimmed the lockscreen instead of keeping just the essentials on.

    Many users eventually started complaining about it, and some had even stopped using it (including us). Apple seems to have taken all the feedback and is now coming up with an update to let users tune the AOD experience. With the upcoming iOS 16.2 update, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users will be able to choose the style of AOD they want to see on their iPhones.

    Always On Display gets an upgrade on iPhone 14

    Unlike the current style of Always On display on the lockscreen, Apple will let users choose what they want to see on the AOD screen. Based on a screenshot obtained from a beta version of iOS 16.2, it shows that the iPhone 14 Pro will let users choose what to show. The current style of AOD will remain switched on by default but users can opt to:

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    - hide the wallpaper

    - hide the notifications

    Without the wallpaper and notifications, the AOD on iOS 16 could look largely similar to the AOD screen on Samsung devices. Turning off the wallpaper could also help preserve battery life better, and improve privacy. Apple may let the lockscreen widgets stay on the display for the time being.

    While this is a good move, iPhone 14 Pro series users still don't have enough customisation features here like on a Samsung Galaxy device. However, Apple is giving more options for user customisation these days and iOS 17 could make it possible next year.

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    First Published Date: 16 Nov, 19:03 IST
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