A game has appeared in the App Store, the main mechanics of which is tied to hitting the ball on the “Dynamic Island” of the iPhone 14 Pro. It is noteworthy that the game can also be run on an iPhone with a classic bang, but users still began to joke that this is so far the only useful feature of the new cutout.
Hit the island uses the mechanics of the classic Pong game, but instead of the second platform, it uses a cutout for the camera and sensors in the iPhone 14. The user needs to hit the falling ball in such a way that it hits the cutout. Each hit increases the result, the speed of the ball and the number of balls on the screen. The game is also available on the iPhone with the usual "bangs".
Netizens ambiguously received the game. Some argue that the developer did not even try and used the familiar mechanics only in order to have time to make themselves known during the increased interest in the new Apple technology. Others noted that game developers should pay attention to the "Dynamic Island" and use the cutout in their projects. Despite the fact that Hit the island is also available on an iPhone with a regular notch, users still began to joke that so far this is the only advantage of the iPhone 14 Pro, which makes it worth updating the smartphone.
Other developers have also begun to actively use the new screen notch to implement useless but fun features. So, iPhone 14 Pro users can watch the animation of a ginger cat that walks on the surface of the "Dynamic Island" while browsing the tape in the Reddit Apollo app.