It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that the upcoming iPhone generation, which will likely be announced in September as usual, will show some advances in built-in display technology. In addition to a higher refresh rate of 120HZ. Now reports suggest that the iPhone 13 Pro models may feature an always-on display inspired by the Apple Watch.
Thanks to the built-in LTPO display, the iPhone 13 could permanently display important information with reduced brightness and lower frame rates. This includes the time, date and notifications from the most important apps.
In all probability, this always-on display could be adapted to the preferences of the user, similar to the case with the Apple Watch. However, because it is to be expected that only the expensive iPhone 13 Pro models will receive the new display technology, the always-on function will probably not be available in the cheaper, regular iPhone 13 models.
Only an LTPO display enables the energy-saving operation of an always-on display, which is why Apple probably won’t be able to offer this feature in all new iPhones this year. According to a report, the cheap iPhone 13 models will only be equipped with LTPS displays, which can also be found in the current iPhone 12.
Only with the iPhone 14 generation in the coming year should Apple equip all-new iPhone models with the modern LTPO display technology. Meanwhile, Dummy models of the incoming iPhone 13 series reveal very few design changes for the new iPhones, other than increased performance, more advanced displays, and enhanced camera capabilities. Furthermore, in order to fit the more sophisticated displays and larger batteries, the next iPhones will be slightly thicker and heavier.