Apple relocated iPhone’s ‘End call’ button. Is this new placement less strange?

Apple relocated iPhone's 'End call' button. Is this new placement less strange?

Apple’s Annual Event: New iPhones, Apple Watches, and iOS 17


The fall is an exciting time for Apple enthusiasts as it marks the occasion for their annual event. This is the time when Apple showcases its latest models of iPhones, Apple Watches, and software updates. This year is no different, with the much-anticipated release of iOS 17 expected to shake up some iOS staples, including the red “end call” button.

Changes to the End Call Button

iOS 17 will bring about a change in how the screen looks when making a call. Beta users have already noticed a significant shift in the position of the end call button. Initially, the red call button moved from its usual location in the third row and found a new home underneath the other six buttons, replacing the “contacts” button in the second row.

New Call Button

However, Apple didn’t stop there. Another update to the beta version saw the end call button being moved back to the center. Although the third row was eliminated once again, the “contacts” button was still replaced, similar to the previous beta version.

Introducing Contact Posters

One of the reasons for removing the third row is to make more room to display contact posters, an exciting new feature that allows users to customize how they are displayed on someone’s phone when making a call. This new addition aims to enhance personalization and add a touch of creativity to the calling experience.

While the shift of the end call button may require some adjustment for long-time iPhone users, the move from the right to the middle should alleviate accidental clicks on the wrong button. This change ensures a smoother and more intuitive user experience.

iOS 17: More than Just the End Call Button

Amidst all the buzz surrounding the new hardware, it’s easy to overlook Apple’s latest software release. However, iOS 17 brings a plethora of new features and enhancements that will significantly enhance the user experience on various facets of the iPhone.

Some notable features include:

  1. Contact Posters: As mentioned earlier, users can now personalize their contact display when making calls.

  2. Live Transcriptions of Voicemails: iOS 17 introduces the ability to provide live transcriptions of voicemails, making it easier for users to quickly scan through messages.

  3. Facetime Leave-a-Message: Users can now leave a message for someone on FaceTime if they are unavailable or busy. This feature adds a new dimension to video communication.

  4. Name Drop: The Name Drop feature simplifies sharing contact information by allowing users to quickly share a contact’s details in conversation.

iOS 17

These are just a few examples of the exciting new features that iOS 17 has to offer. Apple continues to push the boundaries of innovation and strives to provide a seamless user experience.

Trying Out iOS 17 Beta

The beta version of iOS 17 was publicly released in July, giving the general public an opportunity to try it out for themselves. Signing up for the beta program is straightforward, but it’s important to note that since iOS 17 is still in beta, there may be some performance issues such as faster battery depletion. It’s always recommended to backup your device before installing beta software.

With the release of iOS 17 alongside the new iPhones and Apple Watches, Apple fans have a lot to look forward to. The combination of exciting hardware and feature-rich software contributes to the overall appeal of the Apple ecosystem.

So whether you’re eagerly waiting for the new devices or excited about the latest iOS release, it’s safe to say that Apple’s fall event always manages to captivate our attention and keep us on the edge of our seats.

Original content sourced from: ZDNet