Will Dynamic Island ever come to iPhone 13 models?

Dynamic Island for iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 14 was announced on September 7th. iPhone 14 is a new phone that incorporates many new features, including an updated display camera, but the most talkative feature is its Dynamic Island.

Since Apple introduced the notch with the iPhone X (2017), Apple made only minor changes to the notch’s appearance and functionality over the course of four years, but Apple has entirely changed it with the iPhone 14 Dynamic Island, which represents the biggest alteration.

What is iPhone’s Dynamic Island?

What is iPhone's Dynamic Island

iPhone 14’s Dynamic Island is a new design feature that allows for a more immersive experience when using the phone. The idea is that the phone’s display appears to float above the phone’s body, giving the appearance of a floating island.

The result is a phone that looks and feels more premium than its predecessors. In terms of features, it can show you incoming calls, alerts, notifications, Face ID authentication, turn-by-turn navigation, music playing, do not disturb mode, silent mode, charging status, and more. It’ll also show NFL Live scores of your favorite teams with team badges on either side of the sensors.

Will iPhone 13 get Dynamic Island in future

It seems very unlikely the new Dynamic Island is only compatible with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max; it is not even compatible with the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus, as well as the iPhone 13.

Secondly, it is made possible by the revised placement of the front-facing camera and Face ID sensors, which are now embedded into the display rather than as a chunk scooped out from the top of the phone.

The proximity sensors have moved behind the display – the first time Apple has done this. Also, consider the new A16 Bionic chip.

The primary reason is that Apple wants you to upgrade to the new iPhone. Thus, they won’t deliver the newest features to older iPhones. These iOS 15 features aren’t available on the iPhone X or older devices since Apple Doesn’t Want to Invest More Money and Time in Upgrading Old Devices.

How Dynamic Island works

However, with a fresh UX design for how a “Dynamic Island” feature would operate on an iPhone with a notch, it is still possible to achieve a dynamic island on the iPhone 13. It won’t be as engaging as the iPhone 14 Pro and won’t be touch-resistive (won’t respond to your touch) but can show icons, notifications, animation, etc.


The new Dynamic Island won’t be available on the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and older models. That is due to a hardware restriction rather than a software one. However, it’s reported that all upcoming iPhone 15 models will have Dynamic Island display cutouts.

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