This year, Apple is expected to release three new smartphone models (iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, and iPhone 8) and according Barclays, these would all be fitted with a display True tone like on the iPad. The investment bank says the 2017 iPhones will each ship an OLED screen with an ambient light sensor. The sensors should be supplied by the Austrian semiconductor manufacturer AMS.
Today, the only Apple device with a True Tone display is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The tablet uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adjust the color and intensity of the display to ambient light. If you are in a dimly lit room, for example, the screen will be more yellow and display warmer colors. Outside, in cloudy weather, the display will be cooler and more blue.
The integration of a True Tone display is a rumor to be taken seriously. A research note extract obtained by MacRumors seems to confirm this information: ” For the next series of iPhone 7S, as well as for the iPhone 8, we are thinking of integrating the ambient light sensor technology with full spectral detection of AMS, already present on the iPad Pro with the True Color functionality. “