The iPhone 14 Pro is going to be an impressive update this year with rumors of some standout features we’ve waited years to see on an iPhone, but things are looking a little less rosy for the iPhone 14.
The latest rumor once again hits the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro screens. A report from The Elec indicates that while both will use Samsung OLED, only the Pro will get the upgrade to an M12 OLED, a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) TFT OLED display that can be dynamically refreshed from 1 Hz to 120 Hz. . This is a crucial feature for always-on displays (via BGR).
What will you miss with the iPhone 14?
The report indicates that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will have older, low-temperature polySilicon (LTPS) OLED displays. In theory, they could still support ProMotion with the same range of 10 Hz to 120 Hz as on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the report indicates that the standard models will again run at 60 Hz, which would be shocking for flagship phones in 2022. The newer OLED panels should also offer superior color accuracy and energy savings.
Whether they ship ProMotion or not, it seems clear that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max won’t be able to support the always-on display mode that we saw leaked again yesterday with an Xcode beta showing how the feature will work on iPhone 14 Pro . Obviously, iPhone users have been left without always-on screens for so long, so it’s not a critical loss. As a longtime Android user who has gotten used to always-on screens over the years, I’ll say it’s nice to have. You can easily glance at your notifications and, without turning on your phone, get an idea of anything you may have missed.
That doesn’t seem so bad, is there something else?
Not worried about the displays? What about the cameras? The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will likely use the same 12MP cameras as their predecessors. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, on the other hand, would get a massive upgrade to a 48MP wide-angle camera that should take low-light performance to even greater heights for the Pro models.
Still not convinced the Pro is the model to get this year? For a detailed look at everything you’ll be giving up with the iPhone 14 in 2022, check out our overview of iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro. With just over a month to go before the expected launch of the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8, we just expect the leaks and rumors to continue to pick up steam, so check back often for the latest news.