Xcode show screen always on

The iPhone 14 is just around the corner. And although we already know, thanks to the different leaks, most of the features that the latest Apple device will include, the truth is that until it is official, everything remains a mystery.

However, the different betas of iOS 16 and its development software, Xcode, include some references to some of the features of the iPhone 14. On this occasion, it has to do with the screen of the iPhone 14 Pro, which everything indicates that it will include as a star function the always-onor screen always on.

As pointed from 9to5macechoing the discovery of iOS developer @rhogelleim, the preview of SwiftUI from the latest beta, has a functionality that could be related to the arrival of the always-on display to the iPhone 14 Pro range.

In this sense, the functionality has to do with the simulation of turning off the screen, which would keep the widgets on the locked screen in view. Simulating, therefore, that it stays on to show some of its elements.

The always-on display would be a key feature of the iPhone 14 Pro

The Xcode beta simulator shows a different behavior than what we have seen so far, so that once the screen is closed, the new lock screen widgets become semi-transparent and the clock remains on the screen at all times. These, the widgets and the clock, they would be the only elements that would remain visible on the screenbut Apple could also display other options, such as coverage or notification point:

According to rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be the first iPhones to have an always-on display thanks to a new variable refresh rate OLED panel that goes from 120Hz to 1Hz. By comparison, iPhone 13 Pro display varies from 120Hz to 10Hz.

Although everything indicates that only the new iPhone 14 would benefit from this new functionality, Apple could also theoretically enable the always-on screen for the iPhone 13 Pro models, but it would not work as efficiently as the minimum refresh rate is 10Hz. on the 13 Pro, so I would have ruled it out.

We will have to wait for September to find out.


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