Apple recently released the iPhone 14 series of phones, and there’s an interesting differentiation between the Pro models this time around. It’s the new pill-replacement slot, which Apple calls Dynamic Island. Dynamic Island is bundled with a full user interface built around it as well, making the Pro models an overall different experience this time around. However, it appears that this may change with the next generation of iPhones.
Display industry analyst Ross Young recently tweeted that Dynamic Island has become a standard feature with iPhone 15 models. That means the notch may finally disappear from Apple’s main lineup of iPhones.
Yes, Dynamic Island is expected on standard models on the Model 15. I still don’t expect 120Hz/LTPO on standard models because the supply chain can’t support it.September 18 2022
Dynamic Island is a pro-exclusive feature right now. There’s a full user interface working around it as well, unifying the different alerts that were scattered before that. As such, it makes sense for Apple to standardize this feature across the next generation of top iPhones.
Often accurate in his predictions, Ross Young says we can expect Dynamic Island on all iPhone 15 models. He also added that 120Hz ProMotion and LTPO displays will likely remain exclusive to Pro models, citing supply chain constraints. He says 2024 might be a better bet to expect these features on all iPhone models.
well said. I don’t think the BoE will be ready for LTPO in 2023 at Apple scale. 2024 would be a better bet.September 18 2022
Apple, which makes Dynamic Island a standard feature for iPhone 15 models, is opening up speculation about the next iPhone SE. If Apple makes Dynamic Island the design standard for its flagship lineup, it could bring the notch to the next SE, replacing the old iPhone 8-based design. The next iPhone SE could be the next iPhone Mini after that, and it comes at a reasonable price in the spirit of the SE lineup.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how Apple differentiates the iPhone 15 Pro models from the standard models, other than the display and camera specifications.