Apple intends to expand the Dynamic Island to all four of the iPhone 15 models that will be available later this year. in September. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the only devices that can currently offer the feature.
Apple’s 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.
The Dynamic Island will no longer be exclusive to Apple’s ‘Pro’ iPhones, starting this year
In the last edition of his “Power On,” newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman revealed the iPhone 15 lineup will offer the same screen sizes as the 2022 iPhone 14 series. This means that this year’s lineup will be comprised of four models: a 6.1-inch iPhone 15, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max. Gurman has previously said that Apple could change the moniker of its ‘Pro Max’ model to ‘Ultra.’
Though the forthcoming lineup will feature the same screen sizes as the iPhone 14 series, there are a ton of changes on the horizon. According to Gurman, Apple’s Dynamic Island will expand to all four models with the iPhone 15 lineup. This is not that big of a stretch since Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young has also stated that support for the Dynamic Island will be available across all four iPhone 15 models.
While talk about the new notch system being expanded to all four iPhone 15 models is exciting, note that the standard iPhone 15 and likely, the iPhone 15 Plus, will not feature an LPTO display. This means that the standard devices, will not offer ProMotion support, nor will they support an always-on display feature.
Aside from the expansion of the Dynamic Island, Gurman also revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will come with a titanium frame and haptic volume buttons. These buttons will replace the physical volume buttons that are currently used on iPhones. The haptic volume buttons will function similarly to the Home button on an iPhone 7, 8, etc.
Lastly, Gurman has said that Apple will finally switch its iPhone lineup from Lightning to USB-C with the introduction of the iPhone 15 lineup in September.