iPhone 14 always-on display leaked with new iOS 16 beta

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Several reports and rumors indicate that Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro will feature a new always-on display like Apple Watch so that your phone’s screen is always on when you’re looking at it. Now, another clear clue has been spotted in the latest iOS 16 beta.

As noted 9to5Mac, Apple’s iOS 16 beta already includes a new type of system wallpaper that uses multi-layered vectors rendered in real time. These wallpapers now include a new state called “sleep”, which is described as having “very dark, washed-out elements” quite similar to the Apple Watch when using its always-on display.

Disabling your screen in the iOS 16 beta now results in a dimmed version of your screen background, as the report explains “this means users will still see their screen backgrounds in one way or another.” another even when the screen is off. The wallpaper will be displayed in full brightness once the user touches the screen or presses the power button.”

Always On

This is yet another clear indicator that Apple is planning to add an Always-On Advanced Display to the iPhone 14 Pro. This is a feature that has already been leaked by several outlets, including Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and DSCC’s Ross Young.

Young has explicitly stated that he expects the iPhone 14 Pro to feature a 1Hz refresh rate display for battery saving and always-on display. Apple’s clear push for a new lock screen experience in iOS 16 can also be seen as a sign that Apple is readying this feature. The new lock screen not only offers more customizable lock screens, but also live activities and widgets.

The iPhone 14 Pro is also expected to feature a new A16 chip, 48MP camera, and a new punch-hole notch to replace the current front camera setup and is expected to be the best iPhone the company has ever made. The standard iPhone appears to be a much more modest upgrade, with only the 6.7-inch Max version making headlines so far.

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