Apple launched the first ‘notchless’ iPhone model at the Far Out event on September 7. The Apple iPhone 14 series consists of four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Among these new smartphones, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro models come with a new pill-shaped cutout that the company calls Dynamic Island. The company has kept the design of Apple iPhone 13 in the standard iPhone 14 models.
However, a well-known analyst suggests that all models in the Apple iPhone 15 series that will be launched next year will have the Dynamic Island feature. “Dynamic Island expects on standard models on the 15. Still don’t expect 120Hz/LTPO on standard models because the supply chain cannot support it,” said Ross Young, a display industry analyst.
The feature can display system alerts for things like incoming calls and the Face ID authentication prompt, and it will also work with Live Activities in third-party apps when iOS 16.1 is released later this year, MacRumors reports.
A recent report said that some app developers had created games around the new home screen design. App developer Kriss Smolka has created a Pong-style game called ‘Hit the Island’. It challenges the user to bounce a ball between the paddle and the Dynamic Island to earn points.
Meanwhile, Christian Selig, the developer of the Apollo app for Reddit, has added the fun option to keep a pixelated pet on the Dynamic Island when using the app.
(with input from IANS)