According to a report, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are getting always-on display support via iOS 16. The new iOS version, expected to debut at the WWDC 2022 keynote next week, is said to include future support for an always-on display. On the lock screen. Apple’s iOS 16 also has updated messages and new social network-like features. In addition to the latest iOS release, the Cupertino company is expected to showcase its updated iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS at the WWDC keynote.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in his Power On newsletter that in the future, iOS 16 would include support for an always-on lock screen that will allow the iPhone to significantly lower the frame rate and display “organized information” when the screen is inactive — similar to the newer models of the Apple Watch. The support is believed to be enabled exclusively on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
It was previously rumored that Apple would offer always-on screens on the iPhone 13 Pro models, although the company ultimately didn’t bring that support.
Gurman also mentioned in his newsletter that iOS 16 would come as a pretty “major upgrade” for iPhone users. It is claimed to be updated for notifications, new Messages,, and Health apps.
In the messaging field, Apple would introduce new audio messaging experiences.
The new iOS version also reportedly has major improvements to the lock screen, including wallpapers and widget-like capabilities.
In addition to the update for iPhone users, Apple is expected to improve the software experience on the iPad with the release of iPadOS 16 at this year’s WWDC. Gurman said that the new iPadOS would bring big changes for windows and multitasking.
Apple would also release a watchOS update with a list of improvements that “affect day-to-day operation and navigation” on the Apple Watch. The company’s Health app is also reported to improve health on both the iPhone and Apple Watch, though the app is unlikely to expand to the iPad and Mac.
Likewise, Apple TV users can expect some upgrades as Gurman said more smart-home links would be available through a new tvOS version. Mac users, on the other hand, could get an overhaul of System Preferences to resemble the settings available on iOS.
Apple probably won’t unveil new iPhone models at WWDC 2022, as it could bring the iPhone 14 series at another event sometime in September. However, Gurman predicted that the company would like to launch its new MacBook Air with M2 chips during the developer conference.
Gurman said developers reported to him about Apple employees increasingly using next-generation MacBook Air models with their apps. The journalist previously noted that in addition to the new MacBook Air options, Apple would be working on upgrading the high-end Mac mini, 24-inch Mac, and a new low-end MacBook Pro.
The WWDC keynote will take place virtually on June 6. After the keynote, the developer conference will begin and will run until June 10.