New iOS 16 Beta provides AOD details for upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models
There have been rumours for months that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be Apple's first smartphones to offer always-on display (AOD) functionality. Allegedly, Apple will only enable this feature for their pair because of their next-generation LTPO AMOLED displays; their predecessors utilise older LTPO panels. Also, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are expected to rely on LTPS AMOLED displays.
In short, these new LTPO backplanes will allow the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to vary their refresh rates between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, down from 10 Hz to 120 Hz in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. According to 9to5Mac, Apple has already added AOD details within the latest iOS 16 Beta. Purportedly, Apple has recreated AOD functionality from its Watch Series smartwatches. Specifically, the time, widgets and even the wallpaper will remain visible, although it remains to be seen whether this applies to third-party wallpapers too.
Also, Apple's stock wallpapers will receive a new 'Sleep' version, mirroring dark and light versions of the same wallpaper that Apple ships with macOS. Theoretically, these 'Sleep' wallpapers will reduce power consumption on OLED displays. 9to5Mac has also shared a clip of these 'Sleep' wallpapers, embedded below. iOS 16 will debut on the iPhone 14 series this autumn and should be available for existing iPhones following its iOS 16 and iPhone 14 series launch event.