Permanent display technology (AOD) has been around for more than a decade, but Apple has so far been hesitant to integrate this feature into its smartphones. According to a new scoop from Bloomberg Marc Gurman Apple will bring AOD functionality to its next generation of iPhone. AOD on iPhone is described as an “Apple Watch-like always-on mode” that displays useful information such as time, date, and notifications, even when the screen is turned off.
Gurman also points out that next-generation iPhones will bring smaller notches, a 120 Hz refresh rate (probably reserved for Pro models), A15 chipsets and improved video recording capabilities. The only reasonable reason why Apple is so late to bring AOD to its iPhones is power management. Given the rumors of LTPO (low temperature polycrystalline oxide) displays on the iPhone 13 series, we could realistically see the long-awaited debut of AOD on Apple smartphones. Bloomberg previously announced that Apple is planning a first batch of 90 million units of its next iPhones, which is 20% more than that of the iPhone 12 series.