According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPhone 14 Pro series (Pro and Pro Max) will launch with larger batteries. These new larger batteries may make up for the higher power consumption of the AOD display. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman claims the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will “look a little bigger overall. This is a result of the bigger batteries. While the longer battery life is always a top customer desire, this year’s high-end iPhones may include larger batteries to support AOD displays.
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Like the Apple Watch Series 5 and newer, the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models should feature an AOD display. The display will consistently showcase essential information and visual elements from the new iOS 16 lock screen. According to MacRumors, the AOD display will show information such as time, date and widgets. It will also show custom tint and dark versions of specific wallpapers.
AOD will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro series
Since the new OLED display technology has a lower refresh rate, Apple will be able to offer AOD displays on new iPhones. While the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max support variable refresh rates up to 120Hz, the 2021 iPhones can only go as low as 10Hz. On the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, OLED panels will go as low as 1Hz, saving power when AOD displays static information. Thanks to the new OLED display, the AOD display feature will remain exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro series models.
Apple will announce the new iPhone 14 series at the “Super Preview” event on September 8. The series will include the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus (or iPhone 14 Max), 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. The new lineup will mark the end of the road to the 5.4-inch “mini” form factor. Apple will also release the Apple Watch Series 8, the faster Apple Watch SE 2, and the new Apple Watch Pro. According to Gurman, the AirPods Pro 2 will also hit the public at the event.