Updated: May 27, 2022
Last year for the first time we saw variable refresh rate display on iPhone 13 Pros but even after the display being the LTPO display it didn’t feature Always-on display feature.
Few years back almost all the smartphones used to come with a 60Hz refresh rate. But in recent years we saw tones of smartphones feature different types of refresh rate technologies. The refresh rate is the number of times the screen refreshes every second. That’s the reason why a 120Hz screen look faster and smoother than a 60Hz display.
But LTPO variable refresh rate tech solve the battery life issue by switching the refresh rate from 120hz to even 10Hz. Apple calls its high refresh rate tech ProMotion. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is capable of switching the refresh rate to even 1Hz thanks to LTPO 2.0 technology.
Apple Watch Series 5 and later already have the always-on feature, which shows the time without using that much resources. Display industry insider Ross Young says that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max this year might actually offer this feature.
Now how it will look is unknown at this moment, but it might just show date time and maybe few notifications. The 6.1-inches iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inches iPhone 14 Pro Max will likely exclusively have ProMotion screen tech with I hole cutout, while the 6.1-inches iPhone 14 and 6.7-inches iPhone 14 Max will come with standard 60Hz display and notch. But a leaker now claims that Apple will ship high-refresh-rate displays in the baseline models for the first time with iPhone 14 series. So we will have to wait for more news to come in.
According to korean outlet ETNews, Apple will use front camera sensor for the iPhone 14 series from a South Korean supplier. Apple wasn't satisfied with the quality of the front camera that was being offered by its usual Chinese camera suppliers. These new camera sensors will cost 3 times more than the cost of the front camera of the iPhone 13. LG Innotek already supplies rear-facing cameras to Apple now they will supply the front cameras as well. The front camera orders will be split between LG Innotek and Japan's Sharp, which was already one of the main vendors. So that also means we can expect the phones prices to go slightly high as well.