Rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro The models will feature always-on display technology similar to the Apple Watch, and hints of what that always-on display might look like can be found in the latest Xcode 14 beta.

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As noted on Twitter by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Xcode 14 beta has an interesting lock screen interface that eliminates details from a widget on the screen when the screen wakes up. The animation indicates that the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ models can remove intricate details from widgets and other content on the lock screen when iPhone is locked and the always-on display is active.

iOS developer @rhogellim also noted signs of a black and white version of a widget that is usually in color in the Xcode 14 beta that could be related to the always-on display.

The latest iOS 16 beta features too hints of a “sleep mode”. for wallpapers, offers additional information on how the always-on display will work. “Sleep” versions of wallpapers are darker, fading out bright colors, which would perhaps preserve battery life when used with an always-on display.

Always-on display functionality is rumored to be limited to the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max as these devices will have the necessary display technology. Rumors suggest that the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and Pro Max will have refresh rates ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz, an improvement over the 10Hz to 120Hz refresh rates available with iPhone 13 Pro units.

The 1Hz refresh rate allows the time, widgets and perhaps notifications to be visible while the ‌iPhone‌ is in sleep mode. Apple’s ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and Pro Max models are also rumored to have a no-notch design that instead uses pill-shaped and hole-punched cutouts for Face ID and camera hardware, improved rear cameras and A16 chips, with all the details available in our dedicated iPhone 14 Pro review.

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