Similar to the notch screen that combined hardware and software, the iPhone 14 Pro series revolutionizes the product form by turning the notch screen that has existed for years into a centered "pill". At the same time, with this pill as the centerpiece, Apple has made a number of system software adaptations to turn what looks like a flaw into an interactive highlight. Apple called it "Dynamic Island”. Through the application of animated visual difference, users cannot find the existence of the original dugout screen, and at the same time this can revitalize the top area of the notch screen that has been occupied for years, which is quite a smart and practical creative approach. So how does Dynamic Island work?
- Allow to show two groups of APPs resident in the background
Dynamic island includes a background resident function for the apps.
For example, when playing music, opening timer, talking, video, recording, etc., just return to the main screen from the bottom of the iPhone screen, it will be resident on the Dynamic island status, and you can open the application immediately by tapping it.
- APP instant dynamic information display
Apple also allows developers to integrate third-party app feeds into Dynamic Island, such as the ability to display flight information in Dynamic Island locations, to display essential information in banners with a single click, and to track the progress of taxi calls, sports scores, fitness training and delivery.
- Face ID lock and unlock status
The Face ID lock on the lock screen is also integrated into the Dynamic Island display area, which will make the lock icon disappear when unlocked, and the Dynamic Island will immediately shrink to a black display area.
- Many different types of alerts and notifications
Original iOS notifications and reminder messages such as Face ID authentication unlock, AirPods device connection, silent alert, incoming call banner, timer, etc. are fully integrated into the Dynamic Island area. Dynamic Island will make you feel like there is no cutout screen on top through natural animations and transitions.
- Apple Music and incoming calls
When Apple Music is playing, Dynamic Island displays the current music album cover on the left and a sonic animation on the right. Tap it and it’ll show up as a large notification status bar. When a call comes in, it will also shrink into the top Dynamic Island area so you can continue browsing other web pages or apps, and a tap on the Dynamic Island will summon various phone control items.
Now the iPhone's notch screen era is also drawing to a close, ready to enter a new era of perforated screens. Apple needs to introduce a new innovative approach to showcase the design and recognition of iPhone in the cross-generational transition, and that is definitely the Dynamic Island.