A leak has suggested that 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.
With recent Apple Watch models, the display can remain on at a lower brightness and variable refresh rate. This allows wearers to see their watch face at all times. Gurman says that Apple may bring similar functionality to the 2021 iPhone, allowing customers to possibly see information such as the time, date, and their notifications at all times on their display.
The new MacBook Pros are rumored to have a ‘flat’ design like the new iMc (minus the colors) while using a more powerful take on Apple’s M1 chip that could support up to 64GB of RAM and more ports. Mini LEDs could deliver a screen that offers high contrast ratios and brightness while keeping battery life in check. In addition to the possibility of always-on iPhone screens, Gurman reported that Apple will likely announce new MacBook Pros this fall, “between September and November at the latest.” The computers will begin production in the third quarter, he adds.