There is uncertainty about receiving the new Macs this month. However, if they are released, there could be a bigger surprise than the M3 chip. A recent discovery of an icon in the iPadOS 17.1 beta suggests that the Mac may have a Dynamic Island instead of a notch.
IceCoolTech on X (formerly Twitter) posted a picture of a MacBook Pro running Universal Control on the newest iPadOS 17.1 beta. The picture displays a MacBook with a Dynamic Island feature instead of a notch.
It should be mentioned that earlier pictures of MacBooks in the Universal Control sidebar did not display a notch, so it could be an error or a depiction of another feature. However, upon initial observation, it does seem to depict the Dynamic Island at the top of a MacBook’s screen.
In October 2021, Apple debuted the M1 Pro MacBook Pro with a new design featuring a notch on the screen. The notch was later added to the 13-inch MacBook Air in 2022 and the 15-inch MacBook Air in 2023. Despite only containing a single camera and lacking Face ID, the width of the notch on the MacBook serves to create a cohesive design with the iPhone.
Since the entire iPhone 15 series now includes the Dynamic Island feature, it is logical that it would also be introduced to the MacBook. This will bring similar capabilities with Live Activities to macOS, allowing users to easily keep track of scores, timers, and tasks at a glance.
It is anticipated that Apple will release new versions of MacBooks and iMacs featuring M3 processors, potentially as early as this month through a press release. There have been no speculations about any changes to accommodate the Dynamic Island.