'iPhone 13' could borrow always-on screen from Apple Watch

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  • Reply 21 of 24
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 5,901member
    MplsP said:
    avon b7 said:
    Japhey said:
    daniPhone said:
    Wow! Only about 10 years behind android on that feature!
    Who cares? 
    Anyone using an iPhone and wanting this feature probably cares. This is a feature that will be very welcome, even if very late to market. There have been a lot of features over the last few years that have been eagerly awaited and then finally arrived. Many people here have even publicly stated that have held off upgrading until X feature arrived.

    I'm sure some are holding off right now just on the rumours of higher screen refresh rates. Others will be waiting on a periscope lens. Others will be waiting for higher power wireless charging, bigger batteries etc.
    There have been several features that Android phones had before iPhones. And vice versa - no one claimed Apple was first with everything , except @daniPhone, and his comment was clearly made primarily to troll people. (It appears to have worked.)

    regardless, this wasn’t even a realistic option until either iPhones had OLED displays or mini/micro LED displays. 
    OLED screens were probably the number one feature for AOD to be even a consideration. I can't think of a decent reason why it wasn't included on previous iPhones other than Apple wanted to drip feed users with features. As highlighted above, the screen doesn't even have to be even 'on' the whole time, just 'aware', which it already is. But then again the software side of the 3D depth sensing hardware has always been a bit behind the offerings from competitors. For example, with unlocking in landscape orientation or with 3D small object modelling or with being more contextually aware. The features arrive, eventually, but if you are an iPhone user that wants to upgrade but can't because Apple isn't offering what competing flagships are offering, it must be frustrating.

    Yes, I know that 'only' offering a limited number of models each year reduces the possibilities of meeting everyone's wishes but that can't excuse, for example, not having a high screen refresh rate (a virtually standard feature across flagships) although the reason for that is very probably due to not being able to include a more efficient 5G modem on SoC. That's a hole Apple largely dug for itself, of course. At least it's a valid technical reason.




  • Reply 22 of 24
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,689member
    avon b7 said:
    MplsP said:
    avon b7 said:
    Japhey said:
    daniPhone said:
    Wow! Only about 10 years behind android on that feature!
    Who cares? 
    Anyone using an iPhone and wanting this feature probably cares. This is a feature that will be very welcome, even if very late to market. There have been a lot of features over the last few years that have been eagerly awaited and then finally arrived. Many people here have even publicly stated that have held off upgrading until X feature arrived.

    I'm sure some are holding off right now just on the rumours of higher screen refresh rates. Others will be waiting on a periscope lens. Others will be waiting for higher power wireless charging, bigger batteries etc.
    There have been several features that Android phones had before iPhones. And vice versa - no one claimed Apple was first with everything , except @daniPhone, and his comment was clearly made primarily to troll people. (It appears to have worked.)

    regardless, this wasn’t even a realistic option until either iPhones had OLED displays or mini/micro LED displays. 
    OLED screens were probably the number one feature for AOD to be even a consideration. I can't think of a decent reason why it wasn't included on previous iPhones other than Apple wanted to drip feed users with features.
    Because they don't have variable refresh rate screens yet. The always-on mode on the Watch uses a reduced refresh rate to save energy.
    williamlondon
  • Reply 23 of 24
    avon b7 said:
    Japhey said:
    daniPhone said:
    Wow! Only about 10 years behind android on that feature!
    Who cares? 
    Anyone using an iPhone and wanting this feature probably cares. This is a feature that will be very welcome, even if very late to market. There have been a lot of features over the last few years that have been eagerly awaited and then finally arrived. Many people here have even publicly stated that have held off upgrading until X feature arrived.

    I'm sure some are holding off right now just on the rumours of higher screen refresh rates. Others will be waiting on a periscope lens. Others will be waiting for higher power wireless charging, bigger batteries etc.


    And there are some who are waiting for a pony. Or maybe a unicorn! /s
    williamlondon
  • Reply 24 of 24
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 5,901member
    avon b7 said:
    MplsP said:
    avon b7 said:
    Japhey said:
    daniPhone said:
    Wow! Only about 10 years behind android on that feature!
    Who cares? 
    Anyone using an iPhone and wanting this feature probably cares. This is a feature that will be very welcome, even if very late to market. There have been a lot of features over the last few years that have been eagerly awaited and then finally arrived. Many people here have even publicly stated that have held off upgrading until X feature arrived.

    I'm sure some are holding off right now just on the rumours of higher screen refresh rates. Others will be waiting on a periscope lens. Others will be waiting for higher power wireless charging, bigger batteries etc.
    There have been several features that Android phones had before iPhones. And vice versa - no one claimed Apple was first with everything , except @daniPhone, and his comment was clearly made primarily to troll people. (It appears to have worked.)

    regardless, this wasn’t even a realistic option until either iPhones had OLED displays or mini/micro LED displays. 
    OLED screens were probably the number one feature for AOD to be even a consideration. I can't think of a decent reason why it wasn't included on previous iPhones other than Apple wanted to drip feed users with features.
    Because they don't have variable refresh rate screens yet. The always-on mode on the Watch uses a reduced refresh rate to save energy.
    Of course, that's another feature that Android devices used to improve efficiency. The fact that Apple is already using it on the Watch just results in the same question. It is difficult to see why it hasn't been implemented on iPhones but, as seen with the EOD, a variable screen refresh rate isn't even needed because, in that scenario, the screen isn't really 'always' on. The only real difference (advantage) is pure convenience as you don't have to physically touch the phone to see the display or be within touching distance. 
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