There is only a week left to await WWDC 2022, the usual annual appointment that Apple dedicated to developers who gravitate to the ecosystem of its products and services. It is therefore not surprising that the latest newsletter from Mark Gurman just focus on some of the news that will be announced in a few days. The reliable source has outlined some of the novelties of the next iOS releaseamong which the always on display support. A first for the mobile operating system of the Cupertino house, which will make its debut with the future iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
FINALLY ALWAYS-ON DISPLAY
Gurman then confirms the hypothesis put forward a few days ago and based on the rumor related to the screen of the next top-of-the-range iPhones and explains that the functioning of the always-on display is similar to that of Apple Watch Series 5 (and later versions): the display iPhone 14 and 14 Pro reduces the lock screen refresh rate when the AOD is on, thus allowing you to reduce power consumption while continuing to display information even with the device in standby.
It is not clear if the new iPhones will use an LTPO screen like Apple Watch but it must be remembered that the Cupertino house has already used LTPO OLED with iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. The source points out that the AOD will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 pro and will not be provided for the ” base ” models.
To manage and make the most of the AOD, Apple has prepared special functions in iOS 16 which, most likely, will be discussed on the occasion of the WWDC 2022. In more detail the source points out that the next version of iOS will have wallpapers with similar functionality to widgetstherefore additional information always under an eye thanks to the always on display (exactly as many Android devices have been doing for a long time, to be clear).
THE OTHER NEWS OF IOS 16, IPADOS 16, TVOS 16 AND MACOS
Support for AOD is just one of the many new features of iOS 16. In the latest newsletter Gurman summarizes some of the main ones:
- updates to the Health app on iPhone and Apple Watch – currently not expected to arrive on iPad and Mac –
- news for the notification center
- changes to window management and multitasking, especially on iPad
- Messages app, new functions similar to those of social networks, especially for voice
- tvOS 16, plus smart home links
- change the system preferences of macOS to make them more similar to those of iOS
Appointment next Monday to find out all the details of the new features dedicated to Apple platforms which, likely, will be even more extensive.