The always-on display or AOD (Always On Display) is one of the features added to Apple’s new flagships, the two Pro models of the iPhone 14 family. This feature is integrated with notifications and the depth effect and background colors, and in active mode, by locking the phone, it removes the depth effect from the background image, and the back image on the background is completely dark, and at the same time, the front image on the background is dimmed. In addition, depending on the user’s taste, the foreground image in the background can be customized with colors and the ability to highlight the edges.
Widgets will be visible in active AOD mode; But in order to avoid the burn-in problem of iPhone 14 Pro’s OLED display, they disappear and reappear at certain intervals without attracting the user’s attention. The content displayed on the lock screen, both in AOD enabled and disabled mode, must be configured in a unified manner and indistinguishable from the rest of the elements on the screen. This means that the background image, color, font and widget must be selected the same in both modes; But the main visual elements of the always-on display feature itself can be customized independently.
When the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display is active, notifications are displayed chronologically, like a normal lock screen, and can be seen inconspicuously for 10 seconds. With the screen turned on, notifications can be viewed as before. Thanks to the AOD feature, the iPhone 14 Pro Max screen turns off when the iPhone is placed in the user’s pocket or face down on the table, thereby increasing battery life in idle mode.
to report MacrumorsFelixba, a German YouTuber who was also present at Apple’s “Far out” event, experimentally tested the AOD feature and according to him, if a user pairs his Apple Watch with the two new Pro models of iPhones, i.e. iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Be; These two products disable the always-on screen feature as soon as they detect that the user has left the room without their phone.
The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max appear to use Apple Watch data to enable or disable AOD and detect when the user leaves the room. Of course, there is no mention of this unique feature on Apple’s website and there was no mention of it during the event, however, it can be related to the optimal energy consumption in the new iPhones.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are equipped with low-power OLED panels with a variable refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz and save battery consumption by benefiting from the always-on display feature. In addition, the A16 Bionic chip used in these two products also has a new display engine that helps manage AOD and other features such as ProMotion, as well as optimizing energy efficiency.
Apple plans to deliver the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to customers on Friday, September 16, along with the other two models of this family.