One of the notable features of the high-end versions of the new iPhone 14 series this year is Dynamic Island, something you’ve probably heard about a lot in the past few days. Dynamic Island takes advantage of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in the form of a small window to provide more information to users. Here’s everything you need to know about the feature and how it works.
What is Dynamic Island?
Dynamic Island is a feature that resizes the circular notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Resizing the black area allows you to include more information and interactive information that you can tap or long press to access different features.
As Apple explained during the launch event, the notch can expand into a kind of multitasking shortcut, and can show playing music, directions from maps, audio being recorded, calls in progress, and more, all of which can be long-pressed to expand indicators into small windows. Where you can interact with more user interface.
The two notch extensions on both sides are something that third-party developers can also use in their apps. So, expect more interactive shortcuts to be a part of Dynamic Island later.
What iPhones Get Dynamic Island?
Dynamic Island is exclusive to iPhone 14 Series Pro models, which means that only two phones currently support the feature, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
While it’s possible to bring a similar app to the older, wider notches on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series, with black interactive extensions of the notch pointing at the sides, it’s unlikely that Apple will.