Always-on display on iPhone 14 Pro will change status bar, wallpaper color and more

Rumor mills claim that, for the first time, iPhone 14 Pro models will feature an Always-On display like the Apple Watch Series 5 and later. Just days before the scheduled September 7 launch, an anonymous source details the alleged behavior of the iPhone 14 Pro’s new Always-On display on iOS 16.

The upcoming iOS 16 update will feature a new lock screen that will allow users to customize wallpaper and clock, live notifications, widgets, and more. According to the leaker, Apple has optimized the software to take advantage of hardware changes like the new notch in the new iPhone 14 Pros.

Here’s how the iPhone 14 Pro’s Always-On display will behave on the iOS 16 lock screen

Previously, it was reported that on iOS 16, the two-notch cutouts appeared as a single long pill on a powered screen.

Now, the same source has shared that the new lock screen on iOS will interact directly with the Always-On Display with integration with wallpaper colors, notifications, status bar, and depth effect. Here are the alleged behavior changes to the iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Screen lock screen:

  • In Always-On mode, the background of the lock screen wallpaper will be darkened or dimmed and if the wallpaper has a depth effect, it will be removed. The date and time will be luminous like on Apple Watch.

iPhone 14 Pro

  • Taking advantage of more space at the top of the smartphone, the cellular or Wi-Fi signal indicator will appear on the left, and the full-width battery status bar and notification center on the right of the notch.

  • Widgets will face in and out, periodically.
  • Content will appear the same on the fully lit, always-on lock screen. It “must be configured the same and cannot be separated, meaning they must share the same wallpaper, color choices, fonts, and widgets.”
  • Notifications will appear from the bottom as usual.
  • Users may be able to enable the notification counter at the bottom.

Going through MacRumors

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