Questionable Rumor Claims iOS 17 Features Redesigned Maps Lock Screen

iOS 17 will introduce a new iPhone experience for Apple Maps that integrates detailed turn-by-turn directions to the Lock Screen without taking over the display, claims a leaker with alleged insider information.

ios 17 lock screen analyst941

Concept render shared by Analyst941

Currently in iOS 16, when real-time Maps directions are active and the iPhone is locked, the Maps app takes over the screen and all other Lock Screen elements are hidden. According to Twitter account Analyst941, this will change in iOS 17, with Maps directions including live visual map data taking over a portion of the Lock Screen, but with app notifications and the Camera and Flashlight buttons remaining at the base of the display.

The leaker claims that app notifications will still be accessible by swiping up on the screen, while the physical act of unlocking the iPhone will remain a seamless transition. According to Analyst941, the new Maps Lock Screen interface will be coming to "all iPhones."

This is the first time we have heard about specific changes to Maps for iOS 17, and the leaker has made several other claims about iOS 17 that have yet to be corroborated. This rumor, and others like it, should therefore be taken with a grain of salt.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has expressed doubt about Analyst941's claims and believes that some of the information is inaccurate. We'll know more about their accuracy in just under a month when Apple unveils ‌iOS 17‌, watchOS 10, and other updates at the June 5 WWDC keynote.

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Max Generic Feature 2

5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Tuesday May 21, 2024 7:29 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...
6chatgpt mac app

5 Reasons to Use OpenAI's ChatGPT App for Mac

Thursday May 23, 2024 6:07 am PDT by
On May 13, OpenAI during its Spring Update announced that it would be releasing a desktop ChatGPT app for the Mac in the "coming weeks," and said that ahead of a wider launch it had started rolling out the app to some ChatGPT Plus subscribers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. After testing the app for a few days, we thought it was worth sharing some reasons why...
macOS 15 Feature

macOS 15 System Settings to Get Design Overhaul

Thursday May 23, 2024 12:51 pm PDT by
With the macOS 15 update that is set to debut at WWDC in June, Apple plans to rearrange "menus and app UIs," according to a report from AppleInsider. The System Settings app, which was last updated with macOS Ventura, will get one of the biggest updates. With macOS Ventura, Apple renamed the System Preferences app to System Settings, introducing a design similar to the Settings app on the...
new best buy blue

Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale Has Record Low Prices on iPads, MacBooks, and Much More

Friday May 24, 2024 7:12 am PDT by
Best Buy today kicked off its Memorial Day weekend sale, and it has some of the best prices we've tracked in weeks on iPads and MacBooks. Specifically, you'll find record low prices on the 5th generation iPad Air, iPad mini 6, M2 MacBook Air, and M3 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment,...

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
14 months ago
I like it but the Flashlight & Camera icon needs to be removed. Why would you want to see Notifications while driving and using Apple Maps? That's a distraction being set in place. Do not Disturb/Safety first!

Attachment Image
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zach-coleman Avatar
14 months ago
This is such a good idea that I will be extremely sad if it isn't real.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maxrest Avatar
14 months ago
I really like this! I really hope this leaker's claims are accurate.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
14 months ago
If those flashlight and camera icons were customizable shortcuts, that would really be something. I really hope they do improve the Maps lock screen experience because it's kind of annoying right now. I wish there were an option to disable screen locking while Maps is going. Unlocking is not as seamless and it could be when I have to angle my face a little into the camera while driving.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
14 months ago

I really like this! I really hope this leaker's claims are accurate.
I hope so too! @anonymous-A.S has been on fire back to back ? he must be protected. His claims and leaks seem legit to me.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redbeard331 Avatar
14 months ago
We REALLY REALLY want this to happen! I’ve been hoping they’d change how it is now because we are always worried we are missing notifications while driving.

Please grant us this master Tim!!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)