Not at all like on Android: Always On Display example for iPhone 14

One of the most anticipated innovations in the familyiPhone 14 is an Always On Display (AOD) feature that has been available to Android smartphones for over a decade. Its essence is to display useful information on the screen (clock, notifications, etc.) with minimal battery consumption. This happens due to the advantage of OLED display technology, which can turn on only a part of the pixels - exactly those that are needed to draw the picture, while the lion's share of the panel remains disabled. However, a recent find by 9to5mac enthusiasts indicates that Apple's implementation of AOD will be different. In the sources of iOS 16 beta 4, system wallpapers were found that can switch to a “sleeping” version. Their visualization is shown in the video below:

Contrary to the essence of AOD, the smartphone display will notturn off completely - instead, the brightness is dimmed, and the user continues to see the lock screen with wallpapers and other elements. Similarly, AOD works on the Apple Watch, but this will definitely reflect badly on the autonomy of the iPhone 14 with this feature enabled. It remains to be hoped that Apple will still add the option of a classic AOD with a completely off screen that displays only indicators.

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