The iPhone 14 Pro is rumored to restore the classic battery percentage indicator, the one with the percentage and the battery level icon side-by-side.
As a result, pro users may not get stuck with the hideous and sometimes unreadable indicator that Apple’s testing in the iOS 16 beta, which shows the percentage inside the battery icon. Instead, the side-by-side battery icon and percentage may make a comeback.
But Apple’s current version of the indicator on newer devices assumes the form of a battery icon (without a percentage) that visually illustrates how much power your phone has left. It was first raised in the iPhone X due to a lack of space caused by the notch and forces you to swipe down to the Control Center to catch the exact percentage.
But since the iPhone 14 Pro’s rumored to swap the notch for two precise cutouts that will form a single, unified pill-shape when the screen’s turned on, this should permit enough room to include both the battery icon and percentage. Apple could also take benefit of the iPhone 14 Pro’s extra screen real estate by shifting the cell service icon to the left side of the screen when the phone’s locked while adding the notification center and battery indicator to the right.
The same tipster revealed what the iPhone 14’s rumored always-on display could look like. Users will purportedly be able to fully customize the look of the screen when their device is locked, letting them adjust the tint of their wallpaper’s foreground. Widgets will also appear on the always-on display but will subtly fade in and out to help prevent OLED burn-in. Any notifications will pop up at the bottom of the screen with an always-on display enabled before disappearing after about 10 seconds.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to get the bulk of the upgrades that Apple may potentially use to justify a $100 price hike. However, we won’t have to stay too long to find out what Apple’s planning. Apple’s Far Out event is just days away on September 7th.
The iPhone 14 lineup will probably be the main attraction. Apple is whispering to introduce four models: a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 (possibly with the “Plus” or “Max” tag); a 6.1-inch iPhone 14; a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro; and a 6.7 iPhone 14 Pro Max. Unfortunately, that means Apple likely won’t be releasing a new Mini phone, much to the dismay of the dozens of us in the iPhone Mini fan bunch.
The most significant upgrades could come from the Pro line. Perhaps the most meaningful change is the rumored axing of the shady notch in vogue of a hole-punch selfie camera and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID. Apple is also predicted to be adding an always-on mode for the display that will be premier to the Pro phones — perhaps it will allow you to see iOS 16’s new lock screen widgets even when you tap the screen off.
And for the first time, Apple might drive its next A-series chip a Pro-only option. As a result, the primary camera on the Pros as for cameras is anticipated to boost to a 48-megapixel sensor significantly. In addition, all four iPhone 14 models are rumored to include an autofocus-enabled front-facing camera.
The mesmerizing “Far out” tagline could knock a few other improvements. Maybe revamps to the telephoto camera on its iPhones? Or the long-rumored satellite connectivity of some sort? And a short video peeped by Apple’s SVP of marketing, Greg Joswiak, leans into the stars motif, indicating the addition of an astrophotography feature.
Three new Apple Watches may start at the event as well. The Apple Watch Series 8 is gossiped to look like the Series 7 but adds a body temperature sensor. A revised Apple Watch SE is reportedly in the works with a faster chip but the same body as the current model. And the new high-end watch is reportedly targeted toward extreme sports athletes and may have a bigger screen and longer battery life.
The company is also rumored to work on new AirPods Pro and iPads. Apple has already said that a new Mac Pro is in the hopper, too. Hence, there’s always the possibility those could be revealed at this upcoming event.
Apple will, of course, reveal the brand new iPhone 14 in September, but the standard model likely won’t be the megastar of the show. Instead, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to carry the newest and exciting features.
There are three significant features expected in the 14 Pro and Pro Max:
- An always-on display (a part Android phones have had for years).
- A 48-megapixel rear camera with a larger sensor.
- A screen that obtains the notch favors smaller camera cutouts.
The phone should also obtain an upgraded A16 processing chip. It’s an impressive list of features that Apple may use to explain a rumored price hike.