Apple to bring Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models, reports Gurman
Apple is rumored to be planning on bringing the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who suggests that Apple will expand the availability of the interactive pill-shaped cut-out found exclusively on the iPhone 14 Pro to all new iPhone models introduced later this year.
Apple introduced the Dynamic Island with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Replacing the static “notch” TrueDepth camera system found on previous iPhone models, including the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Dynamic Island blends and adapts in real-time to show alerts, notifications, and activities, using the pill-shaped cut-out at the top of the device’s display and turning it into part of the core iPhone experience.
In his weekly Power On newsletter on Sunday, Gurman wrote “I’m told to expect the same screen sizes as the iPhone 14 family, but the Dynamic Island will expand to all four models.” “A titanium frame replaces stainless steel on the Pro models, and there will be haptic volume buttons.”
The Dynamic Island maintains an active state to allow users access to controls with a tap-and-hold. Ongoing background activities like Maps, Music, or a timer remain visible and interactive, and third-party apps in iOS 16 that provide information like sports scores and ride-sharing with Live Activities can take advantage of the Dynamic Island.
For example, when connecting AirPods to the iPhone 14 Pro, the Dynamic Island will morph from its fixed state and show that the earbuds have been connected, when on a FaceTime Audio call, the Dynamic Island will change its appearance to represent a call UI, and when setting a timer, the Dynamic Island will again change its appearance to show different information on-screen.
This isn’t the first time that Apple has been rumored to be bringing the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models, with a report last year similarly suggesting that the standard iPhone 15 could feature the Dynamic Island, although other display features found on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, such as ProMotion support and all-ways on displays, will remain exclusive to the high-end iPhone models in 2023.