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Apple iPhone 14 Pro always-on display visualized in allegedly accurate mockups

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to offer novel always-on display features. (Image source: @ld_vova/MacRumors - edited)
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to offer novel always-on display features. (Image source: @ld_vova/MacRumors - edited)
The always-on display supposedly coming to the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max has been shown off in a series of image mockups. The iPhone 14 Pro always-on display would work with the overhauled iOS 16 lock screen to allow features such as rolling notifications and fading widgets. Engineers are reportedly working on an imminent iOS 16 update.

Apparently, the same source that revealed the Apple iPhone 14 Pro would only feature a single cut-out on the display has now offered some detailed information about the expected always-on display. Writing in the MacRumors forum, the anonymous source claims that they have a friend who is a software engineer at Apple, so even though this is something of a tried and tested “trust me”-type scenario, the information offered is certainly plausible. As well as spilling details about the iPhone 14 always-on display, the informant also shared some mockup images to help people visualize what Apple has in mind.

As can be seen in the renderings posted below, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro’s display would get darker (hiding the controversial cut-out) but still allow enough key information to remain visible. In the images, this includes the time, date, and a faded representation of the phone’s home-screen wallpaper. The rejigged iOS 16 lock screen would place the signal strength bars to the left of the cut-out, while the battery status indicator is slotted into the right-hand side. The MacRumors report also states that Apple’s engineers are working on an operating system update that could be rolled out after the launch of the iPhone 14 to deal with any bugs that might affect the always-on display function.

Reportedly, the iPhone 14 Pro always-on display will allow visible widgets and notifications that will fade after a short period. In addition, the rumor continues that rolling notifications could be implemented along with a notification counter, giving the user an idea of whether or not they need to enter a particular conversation. The source of these renderings and details claims that “these are as accurate as it gets”, so fans should be satisfied with what Apple has in store. An always-on display feature has long been desired by iPhone users, to the same extent as USB-C iPhones and the inclusion of a periscope zoom lens that also appear on many wish-lists.

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iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup. (Image source: anonymous-A.S./MacRumors)
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup. (Image source: anonymous-A.S./MacRumors)
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup. (Image source: anonymous-A.S./MacRumors)
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup. (Image source: anonymous-A.S./MacRumors)
iPhone 14 Pro always-on display mockup

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MacRumors & MacRumors forum

Teaser image (edited): MacRumors & @ld_vova

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-09- 4 (Update: 2022-09- 4)