Apple to a new report, Apple will be expanding the new Dynamic Island, to standard iPhone 15 models as well as Pro, next year. The new display cutout was introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Dynamic Island will be added to the standard iPhone 15 models
The new Dynamic Island is touted to be a combination of hardware and software. Unlike a traditional display cutout, the feature displays notifications, alerts, background activity, and content at the top of the iPhone 14 Pro. It is able to display content on both the Lock and Home screens.
In a new tweet, Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young said that support for the new Dynamic Island will be available across all four iPhone 15 models. However, the standard iPhone 15 and likely, the iPhone 15 Plus, will not feature an LPTO display. This means that the standard devices, like this year’s iPhone 14 models, will not offer ProMotion support, nor will they support an always-on display feature.
Though Young’s predictions in the past have largely proven to be accurate, this specific one should be taken with a grain of recently. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently shared his prediction about next year’s iPhone lineup saying, “I believe Apple will create more differentiation between iPhone 15 Pros and iPhone 15 standard models to increase Pro shipment allocation and the new iPhone ASP.”
Adding to this, Kuo said that Apple will also start “creating differentiation between the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the iPhone 15 Pro.” It will do so via a “precise product segmentation strategy,” which will allow it “to generate more sales/profits in a mature market.
This could mean that Apple might aim to differentiate all models in next year’s lineup, so all four models would come with a different set of internals, features, specifications, etc.
Given the wide gap between this year’s standard and Pro models like Apple moving away from its precedent of equipping all of the models with the latest A-series Bionic chipset, adding a new camera system to the higher-end models, and more, it seems unlikely that all models in next year’s lineup will feature the same design.