iOS 17 will include new features and changes to the Lock screen, Apple Music, App Library, and Control Center, according to a Weibo post this week from the same account that revealed Apple would be launching the iPhone 14 in yellow.
The post lists several potential iOS 17 features:
- Lock screen font size options
- A button to share custom lock screen layouts with other iPhone users
- Apple Music lyrics can be seen on the lock screen
- Apple Music design changes with a simplified interface
- App Library folders can be renamed manually
- Control Center design changes
- The flashlight brightness slider can be adjusted freely, just like the volume slider
iOS 17 was already rumored to revamp the Control Center, but the rest of the information shared by the account is new. None of the changes would be groundbreaking, but they would still be significant improvements. In general, rumors have suggested that iOS 17 will be a modest update focused on stability and performance improvements.
While the source of this rumor accurately leaked that the iPhone 14 would launch in yellow a few months in advance, they don’t have a long-term track record with Apple rumors, so there’s no guarantee this information is correct.
In last week’s episode of The MacRumors Show podcast, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman revealed what to expect from iOS 17, including improvements to the Find My and Wallet apps. The well-known Apple reporter said the update is unlikely to include “major new features” such as the customizable lock screen introduced with iOS 16.
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