Home » Technology » Apple » Apple will add an always-on screen to iOS 16 confirmed

Apple will add an always-on screen to iOS 16 confirmed

The iPhone 14 Pro will inherit an always-on screen, similar to that of Android smartphones. According to a renowned journalist, Apple has also developed wallpapers with built-in widgets. This novelty will be integrated into iOS 16, the latest update of the operating system.

For the first time, Apple offers an always-on screen on its smartphones. According to the latest leaks, this feature, which has long been integrated on Android smartphones, will be reserved for certain models in the iPhone 14 series, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max These are the only editions of this generation to benefit from a 120Hz ProMotion display.

The news is confirmed by Mark Gurman, a reporter at Bloomberg. According to his information, the novelty will be integrated into the code of the iOS 16 update. “I was told that iOS 16 will include support for an always-on display in the future, which is something Apple originally planned for last year’s iPhone 13,” said Mark Gurman.

The always-on display makes its debut with iOS 16

This mode allows the iPhone 14 Pro to “decrease the frame rate on the lock screen” and “display information quickly” as it does on Apple Watches, without ruining battery life. To prevent the autonomy from melting away, the frequency would drop to 1 Hz. According to the information collected by the journalist, the always-on screen of the iPhone 14 Pro should allow display time, battery level, widgets, and “more” without unlocking the touchscreen. In addition, Apple is said to have developed wallpapers with embedded widgets.

In addition, the operating system update includes novelties in the field of multitasking, Messaging, and the Health application. In particular, we would find “functionalities similar to those of social networks, especially around audio messaging”. Despite some new features, iOS 16 does not promise to be an operating system revolution. We’ll learn more about iOS 16 at WWDC 2022, which kicks off on June 6, 2022. The manufacturer puts a first beta version online. For their part, the iPhone 14 will be announced in the course of next September. The leaks depend on a keynote on September 13, 2022.