With additional privacy protections, the next iPhone 14 Pro will include an always-on display.
According to a recent story by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 14 Pro may be poised to steal a significant privacy feature from the most recent Apple Watches.
Gurman claims in his weekly Power On email that the suspected always-on display functionality would be included in the next iPhone 14 Pro. Gurman has since clarified the process, stating that the iPhone will show the identical widgets that were revealed earlier this month as part of the iOS 16 update. On new iPhones, the widgets will show up on the Lock Screen and while the device is switched down, allowing users to quickly peek at the information they are showing.
The revised lock screen is the primary new feature, which was initially shown up here before iOS 16 was officially released. The lock screen goes hand-in-hand with a new feature on the future iPhone 14 Pro models: an always-on display. The business has been working on this interface for a number of years, so it makes sense to deliver it now.
Gurman continues by stating that when a setting is activated, the new iPhone 14 Pro devices would conceal private information from the Lock Screen in a manner akin to how the Apple Watch Series 5 and newer manage information on their own always-on screens.
The iPhone 14 Pro will be able to display widgets that show weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and other info when the screen is at a low brightness and frame rate, just like the Apple Watch. Additionally, there will be an option that, like the Apple Watch, prevents private information from showing up on the lock screen.
We already knew that the greatest iPhone of the year will be required to use the new always-on features, but those worried about the data their Lock Screen could unintentionally reveal to the public will welcome the addition of privacy-first features.
Although Apple hasn’t officially announced the iPhone 14 range, there is a strong likelihood that it will do so in or around September, when four new smartphones will go on sale. The iPhone 13 and the rest of the range are still the ones to buy in the interim.