iPhone 15 Dynamic Island Will Also House The Proximity Sensor

The iPhone 15 is going to get the same Dynamic Island as the iPhone 14 Pro got in 2022, but there will be something slightly different according to a new report.

Writing on Twitter, well-connected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple is going to move the iPhone 15’s proximity sensor from beneath the Dynamic Island and under the display, to a whole new location as part of it.

In the iPhone 14 Pro, the proximity sensor is located under the display (outside the Dynamic Island). Conversely, in the iPhone 15 series, the proximity sensor is situated within the Dynamic Island, with almost no change to the Dynamic Island area.

The move doesn’t seem likely to make any real difference to the way the iPhone works and, in fact, we suspect it will make none whatsoever. Apple is most likely moving the sensor in a way that ensures there are no ill effects.

The proximity sensor has been around since the early iPhones and is what detects when you put the phone to your ear. The display then turns off. The same sensor also detects when your iPhone is in a pocket, for example, and doesn’t light the screen up when you receive a notification to preserve battery.

Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 15 lineup during an event this September.

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