iPhone 14 Pro may get one hyped feature that most may NOT use!
iPhone 14 Pro may bring the Always On Display feature this year as an exclusive new feature. More stuff on iOS 16 and macOS also leak.
iPhone 14 Pro may get the one feature that is extremely hyped but not many may end up using it! Yes, we are talking about the Always On Display feature that has been around on Android phones for years and is now finally making it to the iPhone, if the rumours are true. It is said that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get this feature as an exclusive, courtesy of their new LTPO display technology. That said, there's no idea on whether the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will get this.
Always On Display has been around for years on Samsung phones and essentially keeps showing a minimal interface once the device is locked. The feature is a battery hog and is best implemented when the phone has a variable refresh rate OLED display. The Apple Watch has this feature as it can drop its refresh rate to 1Hz when showing the AOD feature. Hence, the battery drain is very low on the new Apple Watch Series 7 with AOD on.
iPhone 14 Pro with AOD, Plus iOS 16 details
All this information comes from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also sheds light in the upcoming announcements at the WWDC22 event. One of the big ones is iOS 16, which is now said to get some big changes this year. iOS 16 is now said to get a major lock screen redesign, or rather more like new lock screen wallpapers that will have some widget-like features.
iOS 16 will also bring new audio message features for users of iMessage. Apple Health itself will gain some new features on both the iPhone and Apple Watch. iPadOS, which is derivative of iOS 16, is also said to bring a new multitasking UI for improved practicality.
It will be watchOS that is said to get a being design overhaul with new navigation options, new watch faces, and a new low-power mode just the you get on the iPhone. macOS will also get many app redesigns and a new System Preferences menu design. Gurman says that you won't be seeing any hardware announcements at the WWDC22 event.