If everything goes according to plan, we will finally see the new iPhone 14 Pro next month. Rumors around the smartphone have been around for a while, of which there is one functionality that constantly attracts attention: the Always-on display.
Where many rumors come and go in a year, this functionality can be called a keeper. However, where hard evidence for such a feature was lacking, the new beta version of Xcode 14 seems to change that.
Xcode beta leaks iPhone 14 Pro information
In the most recent beta version (4) of Xcode 14, a reference to the Always-on display of the iPhone 14 Pro is hidden. That’s the information that user @rhogelleim, an iOS developer, shares on Twitter. This version contains an example of how such a functionality would look like on the iPhone.
Looks like the Xcode 14 beta 4 is leaking the Always on Display in the SwiftUI preview.
This is a widget (lock screen accessory) with a colorful image. #iOS16 #beta @MacRumors @next5mac pic.twitter.com/h5SdCUHYmO
— rhogelleim 𓃵 (@rhogelleim) August 1, 2022
As you can see, it is a dark screen with a gray layer. You can see this, for example, in the date, time and photo that is visible on the lock screen. In addition to @rhogelleim, MacRumors’ Steve Moser also lets us know that Xcode is giving a small preview.
A preview of the rumored iPhone 14 Pro ‘Always on Display’ feature might have been leaked by Xcode 14 beta 4 Simulator. Attached are the first two frames of a video of waking the sim. The first image (Always on Display mode) removes texture from the whale image in the widget 🧵 https://t.co/YDsTmuHotb pic.twitter.com/jPYDGh7m6k
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) August 1, 2022
To be fair, it all looks very believable. Difficult, because in advance it seems quite strong that Apple makes such a “blunder”. The American company is sharper than many other companies in this area and usually knows how to keep information about products very secret. Time will tell whether that has changed. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long for the answer.
Always on display?
The word Always-on display probably sounds familiar to you. It is a functionality that many Android smartphones have, but can also be found on your Apple Watch. It simply ensures that the screen – you don’t expect it – always remains on. In most cases, the screen shows less information and is dimmed. This way you can always see what’s going on without it using too much battery.
Gurman: ‘iOS 16 optimally used thanks to Always-On on iPhone 14 Pro’
A rumor remains a rumor, so we are not yet sure that the functionality will actually appear soon. Although the new OLED technology, the developer beta of iOS 16 and the above news give us the chance to proceed cautiously.
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