Rumor: Apple's Dynamic Island Coming to All iPhone 15 Models

From PC Mag: Folks are still unboxing their iPhone 14 smartphones, and already the rumor mill is churning out predictions for Apple's next handset.

Display industry analyst Ross Young on Sunday tweeted that Dynamic Island—the notch successor currently available only on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max—will roll out to all iPhone 15 models, not just the Pro variants.

The feature, as described by Apple, is "integrated throughout iOS seamlessly show what you need, when you need it." Depending on what apps you're running in the background, the pill-shaped Island shape-shifts to highlight incoming calls, countdown timers, audio controls, and more. With the upcoming arrival of iOS 16.1, meanwhile, Dynamic Island will also provide at-a-glance information via Apple's Live Activities API.

If Young's prediction is correct, the Dynamic Island would become standard across all new iPhones starting next year, replacing the much-maligned cutout Apple introduced with the iPhone X in 2017—and possibly enticing more people to make the leap to an iPhone 15 base model (rather than the meager hop between more recent versions).

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