Yep. You can’t have the phone beside your bed at night expecting to see the time if you wake up (unless you move your body, then it might light up for awhile).I think they mean that there are certain conditions that the screen will fully turn off. Like later at night and darker, my screen fully turns off. I think there are other conditions too.
I would really miss DI if it was removed. I imagine in future iPhones where it's not covering up Face ID/camera it could be toggled on or off by the user.As someone who’s increasingly annoyed with apps and widgets coercing you into more and more distractions, I always find myself turning off AOD after a while:
Having any display that’s on with things moving and updating is just impossible to not look at more than if it just lights up when something happens.
DI, however, is alright. But I fear it’ll end in the sort of semi-supported state that most widget-like UI elements Apple has implemented in its various OSs over the years.
On that note, I often think of DI as a sort of sly way to use a widget to hide the FaceID cameras.
Some apps do a lot with widgets and DI. Most don’t or just do something once or for a while and then ditch it indefinitely.
For such a central element to newer iPhones, I really hope DI gets some more love.
Then again. If DI is just a stopgap for the full under display FaceID setup then I don’t really know that I care that much for it and don’t blame app devs for sleeping on it.
We’re on the 2nd DI Pro iPhone. So either iPhone 17 or 18 will be sans DI!?