- Apr 12, 2016
Yeah, it's about a year away, but ain't no harm in starting the speculation...
Always-on display is a maybe, and might depend on newer hardware since the iPhone 13 Pro's LTPO display 'only' drops to 10Hz. Ideally you'd have Apple Watch-style 1Hz updating that made AoD virtually penalty-free. Mind you, I'm sure it depends on the implementation.iOS 16 needs to add;
- AoD ( Always on Display )
- Some type of theming customization
- Allow default apps to be set by user
iPhone 14 needs to ditch the notch for good.
Keep the same amazing battery life as the 13 Pro line, but make the new phones lighter in weight.
Never go curved edge display like Samsung Galaxy's or Google 6 Pro.
Perhaps the hw is just smaller, it's like either use the smaller hw or pay extra to use the older bigger one? Or it's too give it more room for something else. My iPhone 13 pro is definitely heavier than my iPhone 12 Pro. But it is lighter and not overbearing like the pixel 6 pro, which didn't even have good battery life despite being heavier with bigger battery.Will the iPhone 14 finally ditch the notch? Will it go the Android route of hole punch instead? Or under the display camera and no cutout whatsoever?
My question is the iPhone 13 notch. Why did Apple change it so minimally? Like the vast majority 95% of iPhone buyers probably can't even notice a difference in the 13's notch compared to the previous phones. You don't see more info on the screen with the 13's revised notch, sane status bar as before.
Why did Apple spend the R&D time and money on redoing the notch by 20% or so? Just confusing to me. They could've kept it the same and then wow'd us with a fresh new design in the iPhone 14.