iOS 16 Might Get A Capable Lock Screen. Apple’s Annual Conference for developers is just some days away, and while there might not be a lot in the way of new hardware to fuss over, the software is the big focus at the WWDC anyway.
This year would definitely place a lot of focus on macOS, which is still growing by leaps and bounds when it comes to adjusting to the latest M1-centric world and the unification of Apple’s Desktop and Mobile Platforms.
iOS 16 Might Get A Capable lock Screen
In contrast, the movement on the iOS side of things seems to have slowed down a little bit, at least according to early tips and leaks. That’s not to say, however, that the iOS 16 would get a release that is not hyped, and iPhone owners, in particular, might be looking for a little bit more battery life all thanks to an improved lock screen experience.
Of course, nothing is certain until Apple makes it move. Unlike Android, where tons of development get published to the public, there ate no early drops for iOS devices, so we can only rely on hearsay, which includes some great sources.
According to Bloomberg Mark Gurman, for example, does not expect many major redesigns on iOS 16, at least not in the same vein as the iOS 7. With that stated, there will still be some changes, just as expected and some of those users on all devices would really appreciate it.
For example, there would likely be some improvements to the notification system and some new features to the health app. There might even be major changes to the platform’s Multitasking system, which might make iPad owners happy. When it comes to the services side, Gurman was quite ambiguous concerning the alleged “Social network-life functionality” for messages. What’s particularly interesting, however, is how the iOS 16 could drastically bring some major changes to the game when it comes to the lock screen, which, in turn, would have a big effect on the battery life.
Lock Screen AOD and Widgets
The Always-on-display has always been available to Android users, and the Apple watch also makes use of that feature as well. The deal with this feature is that certain display panels can remain on even while making use of only a specific number of pixels.
Because of this, you can display some great information, like notifications or even the clock, Without the whole screen lights up. This would make the notification system on the lock screen more battery-efficient overall, even though having AOD does sip a bit of power while in use.
According to Gurman in the latest PowerOn newsletter emailed to its subscribers, this feature is expected to have been launched with the iPhone 13 last year with the switch to LTPO TFT LCD displays capable of variable refresh rates up to 120Hz.
iPhone 14 to Feature Lockscreen
In theory, it would be possible for you to dial that down to 0 Hz, but the iPhone 13 pro only got as low as 10Hz. It might happen finally this year, and the analyst expects the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14, Pro Max, to feature the AOD lock screen feature.
Gurman also stated that the lock screen may have new wallpapers sporting “widget-like capabilities.” He is not forthcoming when it comes to details about this, but the claim is not surprising offering Apple’s Newfound love for widgets. Of course, these widgets would affect the battery life, but we would have to see how this turns out when the always-on display (AOD) feature has been put in place.