Display analyst Ross Young tweets that’s he’s “expecting” the ProMotion displays used in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to have a 1Hz refresh mode that would make an always-on display possible.
This is a feature that was rumored for the iPhone 13, but, of course, never arrived. Other rumors about the upcoming iPhone 14 line-up include:
° Four new iPhone 14 models in the second half of the year are likely upgrade to AF (autofocus) and about f/1.9 aperture. This compares to the iPhone 13’s FF (fixed-focus) and f/2.2.
° Only the iPhone 14 Pro models will have the “A16” chip, while the standard iPhone 14 models will retain the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13.
° At least some of the models will be eSIM-only.
° The iPhone 14 Pro will contain 8GB of RAM.
° Some will sport 120GHz displays.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models will have a hole + pill design.
° The two high-end models will sport a 48 million pixel camera.
° The top two models have also have OLED screens.
° They will support the Wi-Fi 6E standard.
° Black, white, blue, red and purple will be the color options for the iPhone 14, while graphite, gold, silver and purple will be available on the iPhone 14 Pro.
° There will be a new purple colorway for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that shifts in tone depending on the lighting.
° The new flash is described will be “a small circle in a big circle,” rather than the dual circle design we’re accustomed to.
° Some models may sport satellite features.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will sport slightly larger screen sizes compared to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. That’s due to the “pill + hole” design replacing the notch and narrower bevels.