There have only been a few days since the iPhone 14 launched, but the rumor mill is churning out predictions about Apple’s next phone. On Twitter, supply chain analyst Ross Young predicts that Apple will include the Dynamic Island – the notch replacement that is currently only available on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max – on all iPhone 15 models, not just the Pro models.
Assuming this is true, the Dynamic Island would become the standard on all new iPhones, replacing the notch that Apple first introduced with the iPhone X in 2017 (at least until Apple comes up with another design). A 120Hz LTPO display is still not available on the base iPhone 15 due to the “supply chain’s incapacity.” Young also states that the iPhone 14 Pro has always-on display and snappy ProMotion feedback.
An iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island houses the device’s camera array within a black pill-shaped cutout. Through animations, Apple cleverly combined the Dynamic Island with the rest of the UI, making it appear larger when you interact with it. As Dynamic Island updates, you’ll be able to monitor Live Activities, such as sports scores or the status of your Uber ride, from the top of the screen.
With the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 15, upgrading to the base model next year could be more appealing than making the minor jump from the iPhone 13 to the iPhone 14, or the “iPhone 13S,” as my colleague Allison Johnson calls it.