The front-facing TrueDepth camera hardware is cleverly hidden by a new Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro, and third-party software developers are already experimenting with ways to make use of the new iPhone features.
Apple is allowing other developers to produce Dynamic Island content, which may eventually include video games. The creator of apps like WaterMinder and HabitMinder, Kriss Smolka, released a straightforward Dynamic Island game design that was inspired by Pong.
The “Hit the Island” game in the demo involves sending a ball up to Dynamic Island using a paddle at the bottom. The object is to hit the Island to make it animate.
The game is “turning out good,” according to Smolka, but there are some lag concerns to fix. Although it is unclear whether Apple would permit a game like this one employing the Dynamic Island, there are surely other unusual implementations that we can anticipate seeing after this Friday’s launch of the iPhone 14 Pro versions.
Apple created Dynamic Island, which serves as a prominent information hub, to morph and alter shape to accommodate what is on the iPhone’s screen. Dynamic Island integrates into the interface and offers quick access to details about the iPhone’s installed apps and services.