This is what the dynamic island of the iPhone 14 Pro looks like, seen from the inside

It will have escaped no one that the notch of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is different from the iPhone 14. What does this “dynamic” notch look like, seen from the inside? Thanks to the teardown of the iFixit site, we can compare the two.

This is the crucial element that differentiates the iPhone 14 Pro from its predecessors: the dynamic island, or “the dynamic island”, is the novelty that interests observers and Apple fans.

Tim Cook’s firm has finally decided to intelligently exploit the notch that overlooks the screen of the new iPhones since the shocking iPhone X of 2017.

The Dynamic Notch is expected to be in all iPhone 15s as early as 2023, but so far it’s only been added to the iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max), presumably to help differentiate between iPhone 15s. 2022 models — relegating the iPhone 14 to a status closer to an “iPhone 13S”, in addition to its ease of repair.

The iPhone 14 Pro and its new dynamic notch. // Source: Apple

We thus find an innovative dynamic notch on the iPhone 14 Pro, which gives several features, mainly aesthetic, to Apple’s “notch”. This time, the notch is no longer stuck to the top of the screen. It looks like a little pill that activates and moves depending on events. It expands to share information with the user concerning his musical playlists, his dictaphone or his timer. But, what does it look like up close, once the smartphone is disassembled?

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: what are the differences under the notch?

Thanks to iFixit, a site specializing in repairs, which gives smartphones a “repairability rating” each year, we know what i’Phone 14 Pro looks like from the inside, especially in this new space.

We observe that unlike the iPhone 14, the sensors of the iPhone 14 Pro have been “gathered” side by side to save space, while the entire block has been moved slightly lower – which allows leave a small space on the screen between the notch and the top edge of the phone.

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Notch sensor alignment differences between iPhone 14 and Pro. // Source : Source: ifixit / Numerama editing

A close-up of the block that includes the camera and sensors under the dynamic island shows the new “stabilized” selfie camera (right) using magnets.

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The camera and sensor “block”, extracted from the iPhone 14 Pro Max. // Source : YouTube/ifixit

At the level of the components under the notch, there are ultimately few changes between the iPhone 14 and the 14 Pro. This confirms that Apple has bet more on aesthetic modifications, rather than going to touch the hardware to transform its big negative point (an immutable black notch at the top of a screen) into strength.

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro // Source: Numerama screenshot

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