It’s nice that you don’t need to swipe down on the Notification Center to quickly access these live activities; like the name, it’s just playful and fun. It’s worth noting that not every app works with the Dynamic Island just yet. YouTube Music worked perfectly well, whereas Google Maps did not. I expect this feature will feel a little richer in a year’s time.
Next, there’s the always-on display. It’s been a staple feature on Android phones for years, but it’s now finally an option (if you want it!) on the iPhone. Apple says it saps very little battery,