How the iPhone 14 Pro’s New ‘Dynamic Island’ Works
With the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple introduced an updated design that does away with the notch at the front for the TrueDepth camera. Instead, Apple has slimmed down the hardware and put the proximity sensor under the display, allowing for a smaller pill-shaped cutout.
As we learned during the rumor cycle, the new cutout consists of a circle for the camera and a second pill-shaped cutout for the True Depth hardware, but Apple has combined these into a single cutout that it is calling the Dynamic Island. We thought we’d take a closer look at the Dynamic Island, which is one of the most clever user interface changes Apple has implemented in recent years.