Gurman thinks the always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro will have low brightness & frame rate to preserve better battery life


While it's not the first time that we heard about the iPhone 14 Pro variants having an always-on display, the latest news came from Mark Gurman from Bloomberg once again in his Power On newsletter. His claims that the feature will complement the new lock screen widgets from iOS 16 are consistent with the rumours.

In his latest Power On newsletter, he said that although the iPhone 14 Pro will show new widgets such as the weather, calendars, stocks, activities and others, the screen will remain at a low brightness and frame rate. And just like the current iOS 15, you can also choose to keep sensitive data from appearing on the lock screen. That said, users will still have the option to switch off the always-on display mode.

Gurman also said that the low brightness and frame rate should be able to preserve the iPhone 14 Pro's battery life, which is what we were thinking too. According to display industry analyst Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro would drop as low as 1Hz just like the Apple Watch 5 series and above. The always-on display feature has been around for a few years already, but it's also one of the main factors that greatly sips the battery.

The new iPhone 14 series will make its debut in September annually. However, due to the supply chain issue, it was reported that only the Pro variants could have the always-on displays. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at

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