Control Center to get first redesign in years with iOS 17

Apple fans are excitedly waiting for the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023, where Apple is expected to unveil iOS 17 alongside other new software. Although there isn’t much information about what to expect from iOS 17, a recent report suggested that the update will include a range of “nice to have” features. Another report has emerged, stating that the Control Center will undergo a significant redesign for the first time in years.

iOS 17 Control Center

Leaked details on iOS 17 Control Center redesign excite Apple fans

First introduced in iOS 7, the Control Center is a quick and easy way for users to access settings for Wi-Fi, cellular, and Bluetooth, media controls, and shortcuts to native apps. An anonymous leaker on the MacRumors Forums has revealed that the Control Center will undergo a complete overhaul in iOS 17.

While there are no specifics about what changes will be made to the Control Center, it’s believed that Apple will allow for further customization. Currently, users can only rearrange some of the Control Center items and add more shortcuts from a preset list of options.

If the rumors are true, this will be the first time Apple has redesigned the Control Center since iOS 11 in 2017 when it became a full-screen menu to prepare for the launch of the iPhone X. The leaker who shared this information also accurately revealed details about the Dynamic Island of the iPhone 14 Pro weeks before its official announcement.

Initially, Bloomberg had reported that iOS 17 would be a minor update with a focus on improving the overall stability of the system. However, journalist Mark Gurman revealed last month that Apple had changed its strategy and asked engineers to add features that were highly requested by iPhone and iPad users.

Although not confirmed by the company, there are rumors that Apple may drop support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the first-generation iPad Pro with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.

The WWDC 2023 event is also expected to unveil other major OS versions such as watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and macOS 14. Apple may also use this event to introduce its long-awaited headset project. The event is set to take place from June 5th to June 9th, with a special opening event in Apple Park.

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