In iOS 16, Apple is renovating the iPhone lock screen. According to a media report, this should accompany the introduction of the always-on display.
With the diverse new creative There should also be options for the lock screen in autumn for the first time on an iPhone that constantly displays it. According to information from Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, the always-on display known from the Apple Watch is to be introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro. He reports this in the current issue of his newsletter “Power on” and gives further details on how users can imagine the interaction between hardware and software.
The new lock screen in iOS 16 enables the Apple Watch to easily switch between different preset lock screens. These offer more design options, both in terms of appearance and functionality. Apple is planning to introduce widgets on the lock screen, which are very similar to the complications of the Apple Watch. Developers of watch apps can conveniently transfer them to the iPhone without much effort.
According to Gurman, the always-on function of the screen should be reserved for the Pro models of the iPhone 14 line. The way it works is very similar to that of the watch. The refresh rate is significantly reduced in standby mode to save energy so that the battery life of the iPhone does not suffer too much. In addition, for data protection reasons, certain sensitive ads should be optionally hidden when the display is not being actively used.
What else is planned for the iPhone 14 Pro
In addition to the always-on display The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max (codenamed D73 and D74) also feature a significantly improved front camera, according to Gurman. The main camera on the back will have a 48-megapixel image sensor.
As expected, the A16 will contain a new generation of processors. The planned change to the notch on the front has caused a sensation in recent weeks. Instead of a larger screen cutout, the front camera and sensors should be in a pill-shaped cutout and a hole in the display.
Less news in the non-Pro models
The standard models of the iPhone 14 will be Significantly lagging behind the Pro in news, according to Gurman’s information. The two non-Pro models (codenames D27 and D28) are said to use the A15 chip from last year’s model, i.e. the iPhone 13, as a processor. Changes are planned for the range of sizes: the mini model with a 5.4-inch screen diagonal is to be replaced by a larger Max version (6.7 inches) after two model generations. All iPhone 14 models will continue to use the Lightning connector for charging. The switch to USB-C is only planned for 2023.