After the successful launch of the iPhone 12 last year, Apple aims to make another breakthrough with the iPhone 13 in 2021. These new flagships are expected to feature larger batteries, smaller notches, improved performance and displays. more advanced which should have an always-on mode.
Much like the Apple Watch and a handful of Android smartphones, there’s a good chance the iPhone 13 has an always-on display. It is once again the journalist of Bloomberg Mark Gurman who discusses this possibility in his weekly Power On newsletter. According to him, the iPhone 13 will have a bigger battery. The latter will be used to power screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, in addition to this always-on mode.
A screen close to the Apple Watch for the iPhone 13
On recent Apple Watch models, the screen may stay on with lower brightness and variable refresh rate. A feature that allows you to see the watch face at all times. Apple could bring this functionality to the new iPhone, allowing users to see information such as the time, date and notifications at any time on the screen.
A novelty made possible thanks to the integration of an LTPO (low-temperature polycyistalline oxide) screen, in OLED. This is a slab that can efficiently power the screen at lower brightness and without significantly impacting battery life. The Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 were the first to take advantage of it. In addition to an astrophotography mode, the inclusion of such a screen has been mentioned for several months.
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These screens should be included in the top-of-the-line iPhone 13 models, the so-called Pros models. This would also allow the inclusion of a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Indeed, it has been several months since rumors evoke the arrival of ProMotion 120 Hz technology on iPhones. A technology that should have landed on the iPhone 12, in vain. Except that the Cupertino company now seems determined to include it on the high-end models of the iPhone 13.
Remember, moreover, that the new iPhones will be slightly thicker and heavier, in order to accommodate these more advanced screens and larger batteries.