Apple will reportedly integrate the proximity sensor inside the dynamic island area (the pill-and-hole cutout at the top of the display) in the upcoming iPhone 15 series. According to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the proximity sensor on the iPhone 15 series will be integrated inside the Dynamic Island area instead of sitting below it, as it does on the iPhone 14.
“While all iPhone 15 models adopt the same Dynamic Island design as the iPhone 14 Pro, the difference lies in the placement of the proximity sensor,” Kuo said. Tweeted, “On the iPhone 14 Pro, the proximity sensor is located at the bottom of the display (outside the dynamic island). In contrast, in the iPhone 15 series, the proximity sensor is located within the dynamic island, with almost no change in the dynamic island area,” he said.
The proximity sensor detects when the user holds the phone to their ear and turns off the screen during a call.
Meanwhile, Apple reportedly won’t bring the under-display Face ID feature to the iPhone until 2025 or later. According to display analyst Ross Young, the iPhone 15 Pro will not have the under-display Face ID feature due to technical issues. The feature will likely come to the iPhone 17 Pro at the earliest. Apple is also said to be working on implementing an under-display Touch ID, but due to some complications,
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