iPhone 14 Pro review: ‘Dynamic Island’ and the always-on display offer loyal Apple fans a taste of something new

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  • iPhone 14 Pro £1,099 . has gone on sale with a starting price of
  • The Dynamic Island replaces the hated ‘notch’ on previous models
  • The pill-shaped bar is less of an obstacle, more of an interactive part of the display
  • It provides quick access to alerts, notifications and background activities
  • Meanwhile, the always-on display keeps information visible in standby mode

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With its frosted glass back, glossy aluminum band, MagSafe charging and triple-lens rear camera, Apple’s £1,099 iPhone 14 Pro looks almost identical to its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Pro, when you first take it out of the box .

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What you realize when you turn it on is that Apple has made some significant changes to its latest models – most notably a new notification bar at the top of the display called Dynamic Island, which is a ‘hate’ on previous models. Replaces notch.

The pill-shaped bar houses several key sensors including the selfie camera, proximity sensor and depth detector, all of which support the Face ID unlocking feature.

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Unlike the Notch, however, the Dynamic Island isn’t a static black barrier on the screen, but an interactive part of the display, providing quick access to alerts, notifications, and background activities without interrupting the app you’re using.

While this may sound like a gimmick, I’ve found that this new feature quickly becomes a natural part of using your phone, making it much easier to multitask on the device.

For example, you can set a timer and then go back to browsing social media, while keeping an eye on the countdown timer in Dynamic Island.

Or if you’re replying to emails while listening to Spotify, you can tap and hold on Dynamic Island to bring up controls, which allow you to pause or skip tracks without leaving the Gmail app.

A new notification bar at the top of the display, called Dynamic Island, replaces the hated notch on previous iPhone models

A new notification bar at the top of the display, called Dynamic Island, replaces the hated ‘notch’ on previous iPhone models

The iPhone 14 Pro comes in four colors: Silver, Gold, Space Black, and Deep Purple, which seem to change color in different lights

The iPhone 14 Pro comes in four colors: Silver, Gold, Space Black, and Deep Purple, which seem to change color in different lights

You can set a timer and then go back to social media browsing, while keeping an eye on the countdown timer in Dynamic Island

You can set a timer and then go back to browsing social media, while keeping an eye on the countdown timer in Dynamic Island

If you're replying to emails while listening to Spotify, you can tap and hold on Dynamic Island to bring up controls, which allow you to pause or skip a track without leaving the Gmail app.

If you’re replying to emails while listening to Spotify, you can tap and hold on Dynamic Island to bring up controls, which allow you to pause or skip tracks without leaving the Gmail app.

iphone 14 pro specifications

Dimensions: 5.81 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches

weight: 7.27 oz

show: 6.1-inch (diagonal) OLED

piece: A16 Bionic

Camera: 48MP main, 12MP ultrawide and 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom and 15x digital zoom

Selfie Camera: 12MP

Connectivity: 5G + WiFi

battery: 23 hours of video playback

ability: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

colour’s: Space Black, Gold, Silver, Deep Purple

worth: £1,099 – £1,649, depending on storage capacity

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While the list of apps using Dynamic Island is still quite short, it is likely to grow with the launch of iOS 16.1 later this year, which will offer ‘Live Activities’.

That means you’ll be able to check the status of your Deliveroo order, your Uber expected arrival time, or the latest football scores with a quick glance.

Another great new feature of the iPhone 14 Pro is the always-on display, which keeps lock screen information visible even when the phone is in standby mode.

This is a common feature on many Android phones as well as the Apple Watch, but it’s the first time it’s available on the iPhone.

iOS 16 brings the ability to customize the lock screen, as well as the time and date, you can now add widgets showing the weather, battery level, and calendar events. Notifications also pop up at the bottom of the lock screen.

In a social setting, the always-on display can be distracting, as information is visible even when the phone is untouched on the table.

But it’s useful to be able to look down and check the time quickly without touching the screen – and you can always turn it down if you don’t want it to be visible to you.

The always-on display is dim enough that it doesn’t light up a room while charging on the bedside table at night, and the new power-efficient display engine in Apple’s A16 Bionic chip means it has minimal impact on battery life Is.

iOS 16 brings the ability to customize the lock screen, as well as the time and date, you can now add widgets showing the weather, battery level, and calendar events

iOS 16 brings the ability to customize the lock screen, as well as the time and date, you can now add widgets showing the weather, battery level, and calendar events

It's useful to be able to look down and check the time quickly without touching the screen - and you can always turn it down if you don't want it to catch your eye.

It’s useful to be able to look down and check the time quickly without touching the screen – and you can always turn it down if you don’t want it to catch your eye.

Apple will release fix for bizarre iPhone 14 Pro glitch that causes camera to shake

The long-awaited iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max finally went on sale on Friday, with fans around the world eagerly queuing outside Apple stores to be among the first to get their hands on the new device.

But some early adopters are already reporting a bizarre problem — the rear camera’s main lens physically shakes and rattles when taking photos or videos in some third-party apps, including Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram.

Apple has now confirmed in a statement that it is working on a fix for the bug, and will release a software update next week to address the issue.

It’s not clear how widespread the problem is or what the underlying cause is, as the problem doesn’t seem to affect the iPhone’s built-in camera app.

However, several concerned iPhone 14 Pro users have taken to Reddit and Twitter to describe their experiences and share videos showcasing the issue.

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The iPhone 14 Pro also brings a major camera upgrade, with the main camera now sporting a 48-megapixel sensor, up from the 12-megapixel on the iPhone 13 Pro.

However, most users won’t notice the difference, as the iPhone 14 Pro still defaults to shooting photos in 12-megapixel resolution to avoid running out of storage.

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