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The iPhone 14 Pro line will get an always-on display that highlights iOS 16’s new lock screen widgets, Apple’s product updates report suggests, while iPad tweaks Pro could include models equipped with M2.
Apple is rumored to include an always-on display in the Pro line of iPhone 14 models, with code included in iOS 16 betas apparently backing up claims of the feature. Although it has apparently been in development for years, a report claims that the change is now warranted, due to the introduction of lock screen changes.
The iPhone 14 Pro will be able to display the same lock screen widgets as the iPhone 14 line, reports Mark Gurman for Bloomberg’s “Power On” newsletter on Sundays. These features will display while the screen remains at a low brightness and frame rate, while a setting will also prevent sensitive data from appearing on this screen.
In addition to the display, Gurman writes that changes to the Pro models will include an updated front camera, a 48-megapixel sensor for the rear camera system, thinner bezels, an A16 chip upgrade, and the pill update. – shaped cutout and perforation instead of the usual notch.
Non-Pro iPhone 14 models will apparently have more modest changes, including retaining the A15 chip for another year. However, the 5.4-inch mini model will be replaced by a 6.7-inch version.
All models will still use Lightning for physical connectivity, although a transition to USB-C is announced for 2023.
On iPad, and Gurman thinks a new lower-end model with A14 and 5G connectivity will arrive in the fall, with that USB-C connection.
The iPad Pro lineup will apparently be refreshed later in 2022, with 11-inch and 12.9-inch models featuring M2 chips that will work with Apple’s Stage Manager. Codenamed J617 and J620, the additions will expand the range of models supporting the new multitasking system from three to five when released.
Further into the future, Gurman expects Apple to introduce an even larger iPad model within the next year or two. This model could have a screen between 14 inches and 15 inches, a considerable step up from 12.9.