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Apple wants to bring Always On Display (AOD) mode to the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus

Apple wants to bring Always On Display (AOD) mode to the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.


According to new rumors, Apple would be working to bring the Always On Display mode to the ‘base’ iPhone 15 as well. Currently the feature, first introduced in 2022, is exclusive to the high-end ‘Pro’ and ‘Pro Max’ models.


According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Chinese supplier BOE would be back in Apple’s good graces again, after it was excluded from the supply chain of iPhone 14 screens (for the benefit of Samsung). BOE , continues the analyst, could become Apple’s largest display supplier during the two-year period 2023-2024.

BOE would be the supplier identified by Apple to equip the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus with advanced LTPO displays compatible with the AOD mode.

Always On Display (AOD) technology is a feature found in some smartphones that allows important information, such as the time and notifications, to be displayed on the device screen even when it is in standby mode. In other words, the smartphone screen remains “always on”, even if the device is locked or in sleep mode.


AOD technology was first introduced on Samsung devices and has since been adopted by many other smartphone manufacturers. In 2022 it was also introduced for the first time on Apple phones, but limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, the only ones equipped with a display with a minimum refresh rate low enough to allow its introduction without an excessive impact on duration of the battery.

Apple could bring Always On Display (AOD) mode to its ‘essential’ iPhones for the first time in 2023. The function, therefore, would no longer be exclusive to the top-of-the-range iPhones (which in any case will receive other exclusive functions and specifications including – so it seems – even a titanium case ).


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