California: Apple is expected to announce three new smartphones this year. Two of those will be successors to last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along side the anniversary iPhone 8. New details about the upcoming phones continue to surface until this fall’s release.
According to a research note from Barclays analysts, retrieved by AppleInsider, the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 will incorporate Apple’s True Tone Technology, the same that is found on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
The three smartphones will be featuring the same ambient light sensing feature that changes the color of the screen depending on the color and brightness of the light in the surrounding area. The sensors will be embedded into the LCD display and sourced from Austrian company AMS.
The True Tone was introduced with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and uses sensors to detect color of light in the environment, which is then used to adjust the colors emitted by the display. By contrast, regular ambient light sensors only measure and alter the display’s brightness.
Apple’s True Tone automatically and quickly adjusts the display’s brightness and tone in a way that users don’t tell the difference, as they would on other tablets.
Apple hasn’t incorporated True Tone in any other devices, aside from the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while other rumors don’t suggest such a feature.