Apple iPhone's 'Dynamic Island' Feature Has Internet Drowning in Jokes
Jokes about the name of the new feature abound. "You can use satellite SOS to get rescued from the Dynamic Island."
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
Want to travel to the Dynamic Island? Apple's hoping you do. During the company's live event on Wednesday, customers were met the Dynamic Island, which replaces the iPhone's usual notch and expands and contracts into different shapes to share alerts and other activity. "Each alert has its own personality, and has been designed with its own unique character," Apple says. The Dynamic Island also displays background activity or a phone call.
The Dynamic Island will be available on the upcoming new iPhone 14 Pro, which can be preordered Sept. 9 and will be available Sept. 16. CNET's Ian Sherr calls it "still a notch, but one that's actually useful."
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It also kind of sounds like an odd tourist destination, or maybe a horror movie location, and social media was quick to jump on the name, which one tweeter called "the most Apple thing they've ever Appled."