iPhone 14 Pro major upgrade just got detailed in new report

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We might finally see an improvement to the display on the iPhone 14 Pro.

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It is anticipated that the iPhone 14 Pro will finally feature an always-on display. And we’ve now discovered new use for it.

Weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and other data are the types of things you’ll be able to have on the iPhone’s always-on display, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman(opens in new tab) (AOD). Additionally, it appears that a setting similar to the Apple Watch 7 will be available to prevent the display of any sensitive data on the AOD. Anyone who sees your phone will avoid unintentionally viewing any personal information.

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Gurman earlier predicted that the iPhone 14 Pro would receive an AOD, but now reports that, as a result of iOS 16 and the revamped lock screen, Apple is finally adopting a feature that some of the greatest Android phones have had for years. According to him, the forthcoming iPhone operating system’s new design and additional app widgets for the lock screen were created expressly to function with an always-on display.

A screen with a low refresh rate and low brightness levels is needed to create efficient always-on displays in order to save energy. Because of this, Apple has not been able to introduce AODs to earlier models of the iPhone, and it is likely that this function will only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro.

Adaptive refresh rates are available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, although they can only be reduced to 10Hz minimum, not the 1Hz required for an effective AOD. The iPhone 14 Pro models will reportedly be able to lower their display refresh rates to 1Hz, however the normal iPhone 14 isn’t anticipated to receive this change.

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The AOD is only one of several changes that the upcoming Pro iPhones will likely receive. Gurman confirms prior claims that Apple will also upgrade the A16 chip, thin the bezels around the display, add a 48MP main camera, and do away with the recognizable iPhone display notch in favor of a new pill-and-punch-hole cutout design.

Gurman continues, “All iPhone 14 models—both Pro and non-Pro—will also receive an upgraded selfie camera.” He unfortunately confirms earlier rumors that the iPhone 14 would retain a variant of the A15 Bionic chipset seen in the iPhone 13 series and won’t undergo any significant hardware upgrades.

The 5.4-inch iPhone 13 small is expected to be replaced with a new, larger iPhone 14 Max model, which would measure 6.7 inches. Users who desire a larger display but are not interested in spending more money on the Pro Max model as they would currently have to may find this to be excellent news.

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Gurman adds that the iPhone 15 could be the device that finally adopts USB-C, which is good news for those who have been waiting. The four predicted iPhone 14 variants, according to Bad the Apple’s informant, will all still have Lightning ports.

Before Apple confirms or refutes any of these reports at the formal debut of the iPhone 14, it looks like we’ll have to wait until September. In the interim, keep up with the newest upgrade rumors on our hubs for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and read our overview of iOS 16, the operating system that will be released simultaneously with the new iPhones.

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