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iOS 18 rumor points to major redesign for iPhone’s Control Center

Published Jun 5th, 2024 3:40PM EDT
iOS 18 rumor / Control Center on iPhone 15 Pro
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With WWDC 2024 just a few days away, it won’t be long until we learn more about the new feature that iOS 18 has to offer. In the meantime, we keep hearing rumors about the upcoming software update. The latest iOS 18 rumor comes from MacRumors.

According to the report, Apple has tested a redesigned version of Control Center in iOS 18 that would let users customize the layout. One of the best new features would be a drag-and-drop system that would allow users to rearrange the controls of the Control Center interface. MacRumors notes that this could be an improvement since the smaller controls can only be reorganized through the Settings app right now.

Interestingly, this report comes a few days after Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman posted on X that the iOS Settings app is getting a new, cleaner UI that should be easier to navigate. He also claimed that updates are coming to the Control Center but didn’t provide any specifics:

Rumors of a redesigned Control Center have been spreading for years, but it sounds like Apple might finally implement them later this year. This would mark the most significant upgrade to the Control Center since Apple moved it to a new location with the iPhone X.

Another iOS 18 rumor believes Apple will redesign the Home Screen, so it makes sense if this other interface gets a revamp, too. According to a previous report, Apple plans to let users move apps freely through the Home Screen.

Currently, users need to take advantage of a few tricks to leave blank spaces on the Home Screen. iPad users can already rearrange widgets anywhere they want, but they cannot freely rearrange apps.

Thankfully, WWDC 2024 is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before we know everything about iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.