Almost a week after the Apple faithful collectively gasped at the first evidence that the iPhone’s red “end call” button might soon be vacating its center position to take up residence one column to the right, it looks like it might have been mostly a false alarm. The initial shock followed the release of last week’s test, or beta, version of iOS 17, the next major update of the iPhone’s operating software. That’s where users first saw the end-call button, which has traditionally lived in splendid isolation centered well below function buttons such as “mute,” “keypad” and “speaker,” instead joining its peers and taking a more assimilated position in the lower right-hand corner of a six-button block.
Now, though, images of the latest iOS 17 beta shared by multiple media sites shows the red button right back in the center of the phone dialpad, pretty close to where it’s long staked out its territory. But it’s still not alone; now it’s in the second row, center seat of that six button block, where it appears to be daring you to try hanging up without also opening the keypad or accidentally adding another participant to your call. To be fair, it’s always difficult to draw firm conclusions from beta software releases, which are intended both to help engineers hunt down bugs and to gauge user reaction to changes large and small.
iPhone’s Red "End Call" Button May Not Be Moving After All
Almost a week ago, iPhone users were taken aback when they saw that the red "end call" button on the phone’s dialpad might be shifting from its traditional position. However, recent images of the latest beta version of iOS 17 suggest that the button may not be moving after all. The button is now back in the center of the phone dialpad, although it is now accompanied by other function buttons in a six-button block.
Beta versions of software releases are often used to test user reactions and identify bugs, so it is difficult to draw firm conclusions from them. Apple typically does not comment on its design process, so it is unclear whether the end-call button’s position will remain unchanged in the final version of iOS 17.
While the potential relocation of the red "end call" button may seem like a minor detail, it is worth noting that Apple’s design choices often receive significant attention from users and the media. The company’s aesthetic decisions can influence the overall user experience and even become iconic elements of its products.
It remains to be seen whether the end-call button will ultimately move or stay in its familiar spot. As Apple continues to refine iOS 17, users can expect more changes and updates to the operating software. Whether the button’s position becomes a point of contention or not, iPhone users will surely be eager to see what other features and improvements Apple has in store.
- The red "end call" button on the iPhone’s dialpad may not be moving from its traditional position after all, as recent images of the iOS 17 beta show it back in the center.
- Beta versions of software releases are experimental and subject to change, so it is uncertain whether the button’s position will remain the same in the final version of iOS 17.
- Apple’s design choices often attract attention and can shape the overall user experience.
- As Apple continues to refine iOS 17, users can anticipate more changes and updates to the operating software.
- Whether the button’s position becomes a point of contention or not, iPhone users will be interested in discovering the other features and improvements Apple has in store.