Apple's new iPhone icon shouldn't be this exciting

iPhone 14 render
A fan-made render of the iPhone 14 (Image credit: the Hacker 34)

There's a running joke among certain tech fans that whenever Apple releases a "brand new" feature that's been available on Android for years, the former's disciples will rejoice as though it's the height of innovation. And this might be the most hilarious example of the phenomenon yet.

iOS 16 beta users are celebrating the addition of a remaining battery percentage to the iPhone's home and lock screens. And honestly, if you'd told me before today that it hasn't been possible to view the remaining battery percentage without entering Control Centre, I wouldn't have believed you. (Looking for new kit? Check out the best iPhone 13 deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.