I’m as close to obsessed with this iPhone as I’ve been for any iPhone in a long time. The silver iPhone 14 Pro, in particular, is stunning. The camera bump is huge and produces amazing photos. The always-on display is handy for keeping you in the loop for what’s going on. And the Dynamic Island provides some fun new ways to interact with iOS 16.

Lock screen on the left, Today view in the middle, and first home screen on the right. Wallpaper from BasicAppleGuy.

Here’s a quick look at my home and lock screens. I’ve removed all widgets from my home screen in favour of putting them into the Today Widget view section. I don’t see them as often here, but it allows for more apps on the home screen. I’m not sure if I prefer this or not.

This is the first time where sharing your lock screen actually makes sense. On my lock screen, I have a Fantastical three-week calendar widget, a five-hour CARROT Weather forecast, and up in the top date bar, I have an extra CARROT Weather widget for notifying me of precipitation. Precipitation carries a whole new meaning for me after this spring’s flooding, so I now keep a very close eye on what’s falling from the sky.

I recognize a few of the pieces of information here are duplicative. I really like the way the Fantastical three-week calendar looks, though it doesn’t provide any context for the next event on my calendar. I tried this in the date bar thingy up top, but ran into a funny bug where the event was just a bar.

All in all, I’m really happy with this iPhone. It looks great, feels great, takes great photos, and provides a new type of utility I’ve not experienced in an iPhone before in the always-on display.