According to The Verge, the 2021 iPhone lineup may have an always-on display similar to Apple’s watch.
The next lineup is also expected to have improved battery life, a smaller notch on the screen, better video recording, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a faster A15 chip.
This isn’t the first time a leak has suggested Apple is working on always-on displays for upcoming iPhones. Leaker Max Weinbach hinted earlier this year that Apple could use the same type of low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) panels that its watches have on future iPhones.
The technology dynamically adjusts the screen refresh rates of watches to conserve battery life. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said earlier this year that the Pro iPhones coming this year will have LTPO displays and 120Hz refresh rates.
Beyond improved performance, more advanced screens, and better camera capabilities, the dummy models in the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup reveal very little design change for the new iPhones.
Apple last year reintroduced a flat-rimmed design for the iPhone, and the iPhone 13 will likely build on that design. However, the new iPhones are expected to be slightly thicker and heavier to accommodate the more advanced displays and larger batteries.
However, none of this will likely be officially confirmed until the launch of the iPhone 13 series, which will likely happen in September.
In addition to the possibility of always-on iPhone screens, Apple will likely announce new MacBook Pros this fall, between September and November.