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With Apple’s event just days away, more and more rumors are swirling about the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, and the latest suggests that the Pro models will revive the classic iOS battery percentage indicator.
According to GSM Arena, the classic battery percentage indicator means it will have a percentage and a battery level icon next to it. The rumor was suggested by an alleged model of the device’s interface shared with MacRumors.
This means iPhone 14 Pro users don’t have to be stuck with the ugly and sometimes unreadable indicator that Apple is testing in the iOS 16 beta that shows the percentage inside the battery icon.
The current version of Apple’s indicator on newer devices takes the form of a battery icon (without a percentage) that visually represents how much power your phone has left, The Verge reported.
This was first introduced in the iPhone X due to the lack of space caused by the notch, forcing users to swipe down to the Control Center to see the exact percentage.
However, since the iPhone 14 Pro is said to replace the notch with two separate cutouts that form one unified pill shape when the screen is turned on, it should provide enough room to include both a battery and percentage icon.
Apple could also further take advantage of the iPhone 14 Pro’s extra screen by moving the cellular service icon to the left side of the screen when the phone is locked, and adding a notification center and battery indicator to the right, as reported by The Verge.
Meanwhile, Apple is gearing up for its upcoming event in Cupertino on September 7, where four phones – the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max – are expected to be announced.
It will also be interesting to see the new A16 chipset that will only power the Pro version and the new smartwatch.