iPhone 14 Pro hands-on: new colors, Dynamic Island in action, and more [Videos]

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are now official, and they come with a ton of new features. Two of the biggest improvements are the redesigned notch, which Apple now calls “the dynamic island”, and the new always-on display. Head below for a look at the new iPhone 14 Pro in action.

New iPhone 14 Pro colors

The new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come in four colors, two of which we’ve seen before and two of which are brand new: gold, silver, dark purple and space black. The first images we see of the practice area of ​​the Steve Jobs Theater bring the new colors to life and also show some silver upgrades.

The new Space Black color isn’t very dark on the back, but it’s noticeably darker than the Graphite finish. Where it really stands out are the stainless steel edges, which are pure black similar to the old space black Apple Watch. The new dark purple design is really pretty with its glossy finish around the stainless steel edges and a more muted purple on the back.

The gold finish of the iPhone 14 Pro looks unchanged from its previous version, but Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch says the silver color is significantly better. In previous versions, the white/silver looked muted and cloudy, but this year it seems to be much closer to bright white.

Here are some photos of the new white finish as well as the look of Space Black vs Graphite on the iPhone 13 Pro, courtesy of Panzarino.

And here’s a look at iJustine and Krystal Lora’s new dark purple color.

Permanent display and dynamic island

Apart from the new colors, the other major changes to the physical appearance of the iPhone 14 Pro are the new Dynamic Island and the Always-On Display.

The Dynamic Island is what Apple calls the notch replacement. The company is rumored to be bridging the gap between the two distinct display cutouts. The big surprise here is that the area between the gap is completely interactive and, well, dynamic. It contains contextual information based on the app you are using or live data from other apps.

For example, the dynamic island can display artwork for the music you are currently playing. It also integrates with the Clock app for things like stopwatches and timers. There’s integration with Apple Maps for navigation information, Live Activity support for real-time notifications, and more.

The Always-On display works as we expected. It shows a grayed-out version of your iPhone’s lock screen with things like widgets and the time visible. It may also display a dimmed version of your wallpaper.

Head below for some hands-on images of the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island and Always-On display. The new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max go on sale Friday and will be available on September 16. We expect extensive reviews from the embargoed press early next week.

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