A long-standing Android feature could finally come to the iPhone 14 Pro with iOS 16
Source: Christine Romero-Chan / ComoHow
Apple’s upcoming iOS 16 software update could add a feature Android users have loved for years, according to a new report. If correct, iOS 16 could add a new permanent lock screen to iPhones, but only if you buy a new one.
Writing in his weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notes that iOS 16 is set to add a new always-on feature, allowing iPhones to display information on the lock screen even when turned off. This information could be similar to existing Apple Watch complications, for example, or a modified version of the widgets that iOS 15 already offers.
If that sounds familiar, that’s because a similar feature was reportedly part of the iPhone 13 launch last year.
Also, I was told that iOS 16 will support an always-on lock screen in the future, which is what Apple originally planned for last year’s iPhone 13. This would allow the iPhone to significantly reduce the frame rate on the lock screen and display quickly. information at a glance, similar to the new Apple Watch.
That’s the good news. The bad news? You’ll need to buy a new iPhone 14 to get your hands on the new feature, and a Pro model, for starters.
I’ve been told to expect always-on mode to be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, dubbed the D73 and D74, if the feature ends up making the cut.
Making this feature exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max makes sense given the need for a new display to make the magic happen the way Apple intended.
While the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max already have a variable refresh rate, it only drops from 120Hz to 10Hz. If expectations prove correct, this year’s best iPhones will drop to 1Hz.
Apple is expected to announce iOS 16 and a host of new software updates during the WWDC22 keynote on June 6. be made available to the public.
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