Rumor: new iPhones to get True Tone technology

According to a new investor note from Barclays — as noted by 9to5Mac, Apple currently plans to bring its True Tone display technology to all three 2017 iPhones. True Tone was introduced with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro (and has yet to make it to the 12.9-inch tablet, though that’s expected to change soon).

The research group thinks that new iPhones will feature a “full spectral sensing” ambient light sensor, thus giving the devices the “True Color” display. Barclays expects that the ambient sensors will be supplied by Austrian semiconductor manufacturer AMS.

A True Tone display uses new four-channel sensors to dynamically adjust the white balance of the display to match the light around you for a more natural and accurate, paper-white viewing experience, according to Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. True Tone displays can alter the appearance of the screen based on the lighting conditions. So when you’re in a room with yellow bulbs or outside in sunlight, your display will look different — and be easier on the eyes.