Apple has moved the end call button again in the latest iOS 17 developer beta. Now, it lives in the bottom middle of the call screen instead of the bottom right. It’s a small change, but it could mean that the new call controls in iOS 17 won’t feel that different once Apple officially releases the new software sometime this fall.
The end call button has been in a new place since the first iOS 17 beta was released in June, but it got some attention recently after some publications reported on the right line. If the comments on our article about the change from last week are any indication, many did not like the new position of the button, and the negative reaction may have contributed to Apple’s decision to return the button to end the call to the center.
Check out this gallery to see the evolution of the button from iOS 16 to the older iOS 17 beta so far.
Apple may have moved the call screen controls down the screen to make room for the new Contact Posters in iOS 17 designed to show the faces of the people you’re talking to. Lower call controls can be easier to use on larger phone screens, too.
There aren’t many other changes in the latest iOS 17 beta, but if you want to see what’s different, check out this article from MacRumors.