With each new iPhone that comes out, Apple has to work tirelessly to make sure it justifies its customers paying for a new phone. After all, what’s the point of upgrading if they’re perfectly happy with the iPhone they already have? For this reason, Apple has been hard at work to make the iPhone 14 better than ever. While Apple experts have predicted that the iPhone 14 has a better battery life, there is also news about an always-on display. This could see the iPhone displaying information even when it’s locked. While this may sound too good to be true, it could be the reality of the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to come. Keep reading on to find out more.
What is an always-on display?
When people refer to an always-on display, they mean a phone that displays information even when locked. As it stands, the current iPhone 13 goes to a black screen after the phone is locked. With an always-on display, the phone would still display icons and other bits of information despite not being accessible for use.
Has this been done before?
All of the Apple Watches from Series 5 and up have an always-on display. Apple watches use an LTPO display to make sure the screens work properly without consuming too much battery life. As it stands, it’s unclear if this same approach will be mimicked with the new iPhones.
While Apple hasn’t yet manufactured a smartphone with an always-on display, Android and Samsung devices have already created smartphones with this capability. So while having an always-on display isn’t revolutionary as a design process, it is something new for Apple.
When will we find out?
As with all things Apple, no one can be entirely sure when announcements about the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be made. The good news is that Apple is due to speak at the Worldwide Developers Conference on 6th June, which could involve new details about the new iPhone and its capabilities. Until then, we can only hope that the new iPhone has what’s needed to wow the Apple crowd!