iOS 17 Rumored to Add New Lock Screen, Apple Music, and App Library Features

iOS 17 will include new features and changes across 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.

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The post lists several potential iOS 17 features:

  • Lock Screen font size options
  • A button to share custom Lock Screen designs with other iPhone users
  • Apple Music lyrics can be viewed on the Lock Screen
  • Apple Music design changes with simplified interface
  • App Library folders can be manually renamed
  • Control Center design changes
  • Flashlight brightness slider can be freely adjusted, like the volume slider

It was already rumored that iOS 17 would revamp 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 meaningful improvements. Overall, rumors have suggested iOS 17 will be a modest update focused on stability and performance enhancements.

While the source of this rumor accurately leaked the iPhone 14 would launch in Yellow a few months in advance, they do not have a long-term track record with Apple rumors, so there is no guarantee that this information will prove to be correct.

On last week's episode of The MacRumors Show podcast, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman revealed what he expects 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," like the customizable Lock Screen introduced with iOS 16.

Apple is expected to announce iOS 17 during its WWDC keynote on June 5. The first beta version of the update should be made available to developers moments after the keynote, while a public beta will likely be available in July. As usual, the update should be widely released in September, around the time that new iPhones launch.

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tomtad Avatar
14 months ago
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
14 months ago
Tim Apple: iOS 17 Lock Screen will have a built-in hologram coffee maker and a personal butler to fold your laundry.

Users: Yeah, but can we customize the icons at the bottom? We really don't need 101 ways to access camera.

Tim Apple: Say what now?


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Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AhRiHmAn Avatar
14 months ago
* Apple Music design changes with simplified interface

Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
14 months ago
New lock screen font sizes? This is the kind of cutting edge innovation I've longed for in modern smartphones. :cool:

100+ MP cameras? 8K video recording? Siri overtaking ChatGPT through Apple's investment in AI technology? All unimportant things. Between new fonts, and being able to share your lock-screen designs with others AND App Library folders now allowing you to manually rename them, iOS 17 will surely establish Apple's continued dominance in smartphones for the next decade. :apple:

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Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
211 Avatar
14 months ago
Can we have the option for the Lock Screen switcher to be switched off? It’s irritating that any accidental long press on the Lock Screen activates the switcher
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joseph C Avatar
14 months ago
Excited for Apple Music changes. Can we please finally get the relevant architecture updates to music playback to finally bring Crossfade to iOS?

Android has had Smart Crossfade on Apple Music for some time so it's about time Apple devices got it too.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)