iPhone 14 Pro: Will 1 Hz Refresh Rate Bring “Always-On”?

Deepak Gupta May 25, 2022
Updated 2022/05/25 at 2:33 PM

Step by step, functionality by functionality, iPhones are being equipped with the best on the market. Apple doesn’t do it just for the sake of it, it has to have quality and, above all, it has to be a balanced resource so the battery doesn’t become (again) a problem. One of the news that is said for the next iPhone 14 is the always-on. For this, Apple may introduce a 1 Hz display refresh mode.

Always-on, for those who don’t know, is the feature that keeps the screen always with information, as it has existed for a few years on the Apple Watch and already in several Android devices that take advantage of AMOLED screens.

As mentioned, the way always-on is a feature that keeps the screen always on with basic information like the time, battery percentage and important notifications, for example.

This isn't the first time rumors have reported the feature's arrival. always-on. In fact, if you remember correctly, the arrival of this feature was predicted on the iPhone 13.

Unfortunately, as we have seen, Apple must have felt that the technology was not yet developed and favored the dynamic display with 120 Hz refresh.

With the presentation of the iPhone 14 getting closer, it is to be expected that many rumors "carry" expectations of seeing some of these features presented.

Illustration iPhone 14 Pro Max with SoC A16

Will iPhone 14 be the first to have Always-on?

There are several streams of analysis from the so-called reputable analysts who follow the Apple market, who say that the iPhone 14 will bring considerable differences between the conventional offer and the Pro offer.

According to one of these analysts, Ross Young, from the Display Supply Chain Consultants website, it is said that Apple may bring technology to the iPhone 14 Pro that lowers the screen's refresh rate to 1Hz. Despite this, it is mentioned that it was enough for Apple to lower the rate to 10Hz, which would be enough for the always-on on iPhone 13.

Well, actually, these questions were put to Young and he cannot confirm their 100% integration, but we must not forget that the man has an excellent knowledge of the display supply chain and the corresponding technologies.

Going even further, its predictions have an accuracy rate of 92.9% according to the Apple Track. This new feature on the iPhone has been used on the Apple Watch since the Series 5.

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