The always-on display feature comes to life on iPhones


The iPhone 14 will have a long awaited feature: an always-on display (at least on the rumours about). It’s one of the most interesting features tipped for Apple’s next. That means basic information such as the time, date, and notifications will remain on-screen without needing to press the power button. The latest beta of iOS 16, released this week, reveals that Apple’s new iPhone wallpapers appear optimized for the always-on treatment. The new iOS 16 wallpapers are in fact multi-layered vectors, capable of being rendered in various brightness modes. It seems Apple will replicate the behavior found on the Apple Watch on the iPhone 14 Pro. And the Fitness app will no longer require an Apple Watch to be used on iOS. Apple leaker Mark Gurman also recently explained how the refresh rate of the lock screen could be significantly reduced, allowing the screen to display constant information without a huge impact on battery life.


The standard iPhone 14 and rumored new iPhone 14 Max model will also lack a telephoto camera as with previous generations. Probably also the new A16 Bionic chip we expect to power the Pro models. The iPhone 14 Pro models could have a titanium chassis. Apple is expected to introduce a 48-megapixel camera and 8K video recording capabilities. For interested people, Apple’s next version of iOS is now available to the public as a downloadable beta. You can enroll your iPhone into the program to try iOS 16 before everyone else.