Apple has transformed the disliked iPhone score into a flexible new element, politeness of a perplexing display quirk called Dynamic Island. Dynamic Island is limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the latest launch by Apple. Let’s know what’s new with this new feature added by iPhone in its latest release.
What does a dynamic island mean?
It works in tandem with the iPhone 14 Pro-exclusive A16 Bionic chip. The dynamic island is pretty self-explanatory. It is one of the bigger changes to Apple’s latest flagship smartphone. It is an island at the top of the iPhone display. it is extremely dynamic in the way it interacts with other functionality on the iPhone
What does dynamic island do?
This new feature to the latest iPhone has well-established useful information. It notifies when the Airpods are connected and when the device is being charged like information with battery life is displayed. It also gives a cool look to the new iPhone.
The detailing of the tasks running on the phone are well organized in the way that a tiny thumbnail of the album art from Apple Music, displays when Apple Pay is being accessed and notices the change on the do-not-disturb mode.
The designers have given special attention to the graphical management and animation like how the icons appear as an expansion on either side of the sensors and impressively the pixels match the black sensors with the animations.
If you are an android user then you must be familiar with the privacy indicator at the top of the display, Dynamic island is also loaded with privacy indicators to monitor the camera and microphone access of the phone. The features like Airdrop file transfers, and prioritize low battery alerts.
The Dynamic Island expands further into a wider iPhone 14 pro display. Incoming calls and a running stopwatch appear in a banner that stretches out from the sensors. The Face Id indicator drops down from the dynamic island instead appearing in the center of the display whenever we use Face Id for unlocking an app or use Apple Pay.
Dynamic Island is very much interactive. You can touch and expand it to check the status of the apps and background activities of the phone. The activities like Maps directions or sports scores can also be expanded by simple tap and hold. After completing the task it can simply be dismissed by swiping up which will return to the Dynamic Island icon.
Some of the special display output alert features are:
- Incoming phone call and duration of the call
- Time remaining of playing a song
- Active timers
- Live Activity sports scores
- SharePlay sessions
- Screen Recording
- Voice memo recordings
- Personal Hotspot connection
- Carkey locking/unlocking
- Apple Watch unlocking
- NFC interactions
- AirPlay connections
- Focus mode changes
- Shortcut actions
- Airplane mode/no data alerts
- SIM card alerts
- Accessories connect
- Find My alerts
Apple is also inviting third-party apps to get involved too. These work alongside the Live Activities API that will be arriving later in 2022.
Apps that support Dynamic Island
There is a list of apps that support it. The number of apps is supposed to increase as Apple has invited third-party apps to get involved in it. let’s see some existing apps.
- Voice Memos
For every component, Apple has done impressive work by changing hardware within the iPhone 14 pro. They have made the sensors behind the display with gives a cool look to it. it’s possible due to the presence of the A16 Bionic chip exclusively in iPhone 14 pro Models.