Now it has been Apple itself that has leaked a novelty of the iPhone 14 Pro: they will have a screen always on.
For weeks we have been hearing rumors about the possible arrival of the Always-On Display function on the iPhone 14 and today it seems that this novelty is confirmed by Apple itself. As various developers have discovered, including our colleagues at 9to5mac, the latest beta of Xcode 14 has leaked that the iPhone 14 will have a screen always on like on the Apple Watch.
Xcode is the Apple’s official app that developers use to create apps on iOS and it has a preview in which we can simulate any iPhone model. And if you go into this simulation you can see what the iPhone’s lock screen looks like when the always-on display is activated.
The animation indicates that the iPhone 14 Pro models could remove widget details and other content from the locked screen when iPhone is locked and always-on display is turned on.
The always-on display confirmed by Apple
It is an official Apple application, so in this case the information comes directly from the company itself and it seems to confirm one of the new features of the next iPhone 14 Pro. Since the difference between the screens of both models prevents us from seeing it on the normal iPhone 14.
Since 9to5mac They have shared a video showing how the always-on screen will look like on the iPhone 14 Pro. As we can see, when you press the iPhone lock button, the screen does not turn off completely since the time and the new iOS 16 lock screen widgets are still shown in white.
Apparently, some of the new wallpapers in iOS 16 have a darker, less colorful version labeled “Sleep,” which could be used when the iPhone 14 Pro has its screen “off.”
In the example below, you can see the default iOS 16 wallpaper in its “Sleep” state when always-on mode is in action.
It certainly seems completely confirmed that the iPhone 14 Pro will have an Always-On screen. The screens of the new iPhones will have a variable refresh rate of between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, so that they will consume very little energy when active. Which is one of the main problems with the Always-On feature on other devices.