Apple has been talking about the new iPhone 14 Pro and the Dynamic Island, with Software chief Craig Federighi and interface VP of human interface design Alan Dye discussing the feature with Japan’s Axis.
According to the pair, the arrival of the Dynamic Island is the biggest change in years.
The Dynamic Island replaces the iPhone’s notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, turning the Face ID camera area into a software element that can expand and shrink to display information.
Dye says that the feature is one that has been worked on for years, with Apple wanting to make sure that it made the most of the space offered by the switch to a Dynamic Island.
At Apple, it’s very difficult to trace the source of ideas. Because our work is based on a huge discussion with different groups of people. However, one of those discussions was that if the sensor area on the screen could be made smaller, what could be done with the surplus space? It’s not an argument that has come out in the past year or so, but it’s one of the topics that has been discussed for many years.
Federighi went on to say that the change is similar to what happened when Apple introduced the iPhone X five years ago, saying that the removal of the home button “fundamentally changed various iPhone operation methods, such as how to unlock the lock screen, return to the home screen, and how to switch apps.”
While only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max use the Dynamic Island now, it’s certain to be a feature that rolls out to all iPhones in the future. You can check out the full Axis interview to learn more about what the pair had to say about such a big change in the way iPhones look and function.
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