Apple gives in on the End Call button position in latest iOS 17 beta
Apparently it's the very definition of a hot button topic -- the latest iOS 17 beta sees the iPhone's End Call moved back from its new position.
Apple has moved the End Call button back to the center, but keeps the rest of its call changes
It took two months for anyone to notice, or at least for anyone who noticed to care, but iOS 17 moved the End Call button. Where it used to be centered at the bottom of the screen, and away from all other controls, it was moved to the right.
More, it was position as the bottom right button in a set of six controls. So it was a little less convenient to find, especially on a large iPhone screen, plus it was now conceivably easier to tap the wrong button.
Nobody mentioned it in June, nobody mentioned it in July, but come August, the moved End Call button was a calamity.
Now in the sixth and latest iOS 17 developer beta, the button has been moved back.
Spot the difference, and see if you care. Left: iOS 17's first betas. Right: the latest beta
It's again centered at the bottom of the screen, but all Apple has done is flip its position with another button in the group of six. It means the Keypad button is now bottom right instead of bottom center, but you don't see people complaining about that.
The new position for the End Call button is likely to appear in a public beta shortly, before iOS 17 is officially launched in a few weeks.
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