Is the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island illusion spoiled by sunlight?

An Apple marketing image of the iPhone 14 Pro next to a photo of the Dynamic Island in direct sunlight
(Image credit: Apple/Jon Prosser/Future)

Today's the day that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are finally landing on early adopters' doorsteps, and fans are already getting to grips with the new devices. Unsurprisingly, it's the headline-grabbing 'Dynamic Island' that's attracting the most attention – and not all of it good.

For the uninitiated, Dynamic Island is Apple's brand new notch replacement – a pill-shaped cutout that can change shape and size to display notifications and the like. But in direct sunlight, it seems it doesn't quite match Apple's own marketing images. (Ready to upgrade? Check out everything there is to know about the iPhone 14. You might also want one of the best iPhone 14 cases.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.