According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPhone 13 will receive the Always-On Display feature.
What it is?
The display will remain constantly active and show basic information. Time, notification icons and calendar events will appear on the locked screen.
Earlier it was reported that new items will receive LTPO-OLED displays, which means that they will be able to dynamically adjust the frame rate. In addition to the expected 120 Hz in Pro versions, the refresh rate can drop down to 1 Hz, which is enough to display static information. As a result, additional information will be displayed on the locked screen, and this will not affect the battery life.
It’s logical to assume that Always-On Display, like the high refresh rate of 120Hz, will only be available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
What will happen to autonomy?
By using the more energy efficient Apple A15 chip, increased battery capacity and a smart display with adjustable refresh rate, the company will be able to achieve the previous results of autonomy. At least, I want to believe in it, otherwise all new functions will have to be disabled.