Apple is gearing up to launch the iPhone 15 this fall, which is expected to bring the Dynamic Island feature to all models for the first time. The Dynamic Island is a new design element that combines the pill and hole cutouts at the top of the phone’s display. However, according to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will be a material change to the feature that was not included in the iPhone 14 Pro models.
According to industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will also be a significant change to the proximity sensor, which will be integrated inside the Dynamic Island area rather than being located below it. The current placement of the proximity sensor on the iPhone 14 Pro is underneath the phone’s display.
Kuo has tweeted that the proximity sensor on the iPhone 15 series will be integrated inside the Dynamic Island area, rather than being positioned below it. The proximity sensor is responsible for detecting when the user holds the phone up to their ear and shuts off the screen. Moving the sensor to this new location could potentially result in improvements to Face ID, though Kuo suggests that it is unlikely to have any impact on the look or functionality of Dynamic Island. It may simply be a move to reduce costs.
Kuo said “In the iPhone 14 Pro, the proximity sensor is located under the display (outside the Dynamic Island). Conversely, in the iPhone 15 series, the proximity sensor is situated within the Dynamic Island, with almost no change to the Dynamic Island area.”
Apple’s supplier Finisar is set to provide the tech giant with a new 940nm wavelength proximity sensor for the iPhone 15, replacing the 1380nm sensors found in the iPhone 14 Pro, according to recent reports from leaker Unknownz21. The new proximity sensor will be integrated into the Single Pearl Module, code-named “Sphinx.” “Pearl” is the internal code name for Face ID technology used by Apple.
It’s difficult to ascertain the implications for the end-user from this rumor, as it appears to be based solely on supply chain discussions. However, if it’s accurate that the proximity sensor is part of the Face ID stack, it could potentially result in enhanced Face ID performance on the iPhone 15.
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