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As good as I think the idea that Apple is with the Dynamic Island other people see this feature just as critically. In order not to report too one-sidedly, I would therefore like to briefly add one Article by David Morelo summarize, who expresses his concerns about the new feature. If you want to see the Dynamic Island in action, I can recommend this video.
Here are his three criticisms:
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the two devices that Apple will be the first to add the Dynamic Island, as they have the appropriate GPU to support this feature.
With a 6,1 and 6,7 inch screen diagonal, however, both devices are so large that it is impossible to press the buttons on the Dynamic Island with your thumb if you want to operate the iPhone 14 Pro with one hand. If you try anyway, you lose a firm grip on the iPhone and there is a high risk that it will fall out of your hand.
To take advantage of this new feature of iOS, many developers will use the Dynamic Island in a variety of ways, placing key functionality on iOS's most difficult-to-reach control.
My comment on this:
I've held the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max in my hands and all I can say is that even for people with big fingers it's hard to write a message with one hand.
Most users of the iPhone 13 Pro models will have gotten used to having to use their iPhone with two hands in some situations. I therefore see no real contradiction in using the Dynamic Island and its ease of use.
However, if you come from an iPhone 13 Mini, you will certainly have to adjust to the size of the Pro models anyway - and not just because of the Dynamic Island.
What's more, I'm not sure developers will use the Dynamic Island that excessively. Not all new iOS features are being embraced as diligently as the App Clips, for example, show. They're actually a good idea, but when was the last time you saw them in the wild?
Due to the Dynamic Island, which takes place around the front camera, controls will also come close to the front camera. The result will be that you often have to tap there, which means that the glass above the camera gets dirty with fingerprints here and there.
My comment on this:
Yes, you might tap the glass above the camera, but I can't find fingerprints on my current iPhone 13 Pro Max display. I think Apple has done a good job of anti-greasing the glass so you don't have to worry about the few streaks on the camera glass.
And to be honest, if I don't have an optimal picture every 10 weeks during a Facetime call because maybe a fingerprint got lost on the glass in front of the lens, then I can live with it.
This point of criticism is aimed at the fact that some users have hoped that Apple will be able to come up with a camera cut-out completely in the display in the near future. The fact that Apple has now created a hardware and software solution with the Dynamic Island to "hide" the notch indicates that there will be no display without a notch in the next two to three years.
My comment on this:
Yes, I think this point of criticism cannot be refuted. In the iPhone 15 and iPhone 16 we will certainly not have a display without a cut-out for the sensor field. If Apple doesn't realize this, it's certainly not because they don't want to, but rather because it can't yet be implemented technically in the way Apple wants.
Apple doesn't have a folding display either, but we also saw why: the smartphones with folding displays sometimes came in for repairs after just 2 weeks because the display broke.
I have to say that I'd rather wait until Apple sees the time to develop a display with no cut-outs at all.
What do you think of the Dynamic Island? Will it prove itself in everyday life or will you no longer notice it in three days? Are you afraid of fingerprints on the Selphie camera? I look forward to your opinion on the feature.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.