by Sami Fatio
A developer is set to recreate Apple’s Dynamic Island experience from the iPhone 14 Pro on Xiaomi’s flagship smartphones by integrating hole-punch cutouts into the display’s interactive and dynamic area.
The new theme, called Grumpy UI, was shared on twitter and the theme that uses the hole-punch cutout in the top left of the display to show the currently playing song. The subject is currently being reviewed for approval by Xiaomi, according to its developer. Xiaomi reportedly rejected a previous attempt by a developer to bring Dynamic Island to its devices.
Dynamic Island is a new area on top of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max that integrates the TrueDepth camera array into the iOS experience. The iPhone 14 Pro uses Dynamic Island to show contextual alerts, notifications, and information on top of the display, such as Now Playing, Live Activities, AirPods Alerts and more.
Dynamic Island has received positive feedback online, with some saying it is “Apple’s best design in years.” In addition to Dynamic Island, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have an always-on display, 48MP main camera, improved performance, and more.
The iPhone 14 lineup, which includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, was made available for pre-order last Friday. All models except the iPhone 14 Plus will start reaching customers from Friday, September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus will be available on Friday, October 7.