The dynamic island of the iPhone 14 Pro has been the most important aesthetic change compared to the iPhone 13 generation (and probably the only one that is noticeable with the naked eye). It is a dynamic notch with which to interact more organically with applications and Siri commands. However, the 9to5Mac portal has echoed a feature that, despite the design of the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple itself (for now) does not take advantage of its potential.
Shazam animation is not integrated
Animations for the dynamic island have been one of Apple’s strong points to sell iPhone 14 Pro. And really, they are very aesthetic and fluid. However, Apple itself, through the Shazam App, it seems that it doesn’t take advantage of its own design features.
The 9to5Mac news portal focuses on the new Siri animation on iOS. Something good, because it means that the applications are adapting to the new iOS. However, even though Shazam works as usual, aesthetically it squeaks a bit. “Siri’s Shazam animation should be a real feature for the iPhone’s dynamic island,” they comment.
And it is that, when we invoke Shazam through Siri on the iPhone 14 Pro, an animation appears in the form of a box, just below dynamic island. It is not, therefore, a box that is integrated into it, as is already the case in other applications, not only from Apple, but from third parties, as is the case with, for example, Google Maps.
You can see in the animation that on the dynamic island, it just moves to show the indicator that the iPhone’s microphone is being used to pick up sound. Nothing else. Both the process of identifying the song and the result appear below. “The company could use the dynamic island on the iPhone 14 pro to display Shazam animations, but this is not happening yet. Maybe let’s see some of this in iOS 17later this year ”, they explain in 9to5Mac.
To make Shazam better, let’s make it invisible
Until now, if we want to identify a song, we must open the Shazam application, or invoke it from the Control Center. Nevertheless, all successful technology tends to become invisible. But it is not about invisibility as such. Rather, the same function goes unnoticed and does not need interactions to work correctly.
Along these lines, José Adorno, in the same article, mentions that “according to a recent report, Apple has also been working on a new way to use Shazam to automatically detect songs that are ringing around you”. “It’s not yet clear when Apple will introduce this ‘Auto Shazam’ feature, but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it in action,” he says.
Seeing an automatic Shazam feature would certainly be a step up in terms of song detection. But at the same time it also makes you think, and from La Manzana Mordida we want to ask the following question: Are we facing a new way of train music detection algorithms, without us realizing it and making this learning and improvement of the technology itself “invisible”? Only time will tell.