iPhone 14 Pro's New Dynamic Island Features Camera and Microphone Indicators as Rumored

Since iOS 14, iPhones have displayed a green dot on the right side of the notch when the camera is actively being used by an app. On the iPhone 14 Pro models, this privacy indicator is now shown within the new pill-shaped Dynamic Island cutout.

iPhone 14 Pro Camera Indicator
The relocated camera indicator can be seen in Apple's video introducing the iPhone 14 Pro, when the built-in Camera app is opened, and there is also an image of it in Apple's press release for the device. The green dot means either the camera or both the camera and the microphone are being used by an app on the iPhone, according to Apple.

iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island Camera
The green dot appearing directly beside the front camera on the iPhone 14 Pro models is similar to the green light that appears next to a MacBook's webcam when active, providing a more consistent experience across the devices.

Similarly, an orange dot will appear within the Dynamic Island when an app is actively using the iPhone's microphone only.

It's worth noting that footage shown during Apple's event suggests that the green and orange dots will appear to the right of the battery icon in the status bar, at least when the Dynamic Island is already in use by other apps, such as for Live Activities.

iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island Maps
Exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, the Dynamic Island replaces the traditional notch found on all iPhone 13 models. Aided by software, the cutout morphs into different shapes and sizes for things such as incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, Face ID authentication, timers, turn-by-turn navigation, Live Activities, and more.

All four iPhone 14 models will be available to pre-order this Friday, September 9 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and the devices will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday, September 16, except for the slightly delayed 14 Plus model.

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Top Rated Comments

syklee26 Avatar
13 weeks ago
Whoever came up with Dynamic Island (not the name but the function) should be given Steve Jobs Innovation Award. This was a pure genius.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DTphonehome Avatar
13 weeks ago
They really knocked this Dynamic Island implementation out of the park. Except for the name, of course.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rpmurray Avatar
13 weeks ago
I haven't really been keeping up with the newly announced phones, but what use would anyone have for the tiny bit of display space above the Desert Island?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
13 weeks ago
Feels like the Dynamic Island was the star of the show yesterday.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
13 weeks ago

They really knocked this Dynamic Island implementation out of the park. Except for the name, of course.
luckily the name is the least important part!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Rod Avatar
13 weeks ago

Is there a cutout for the ear speaker like on the X, or have they placed the speaker somewhere else?
The ear speaker has been relocated to the top bezel since the iPhone 13.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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