Apple somehow made the iPhone call screen even worse

iPhone call screen
(Image credit: Future)

Apple is a company known for its design prowess, but every now and again the company doesn't get it quite right (see: Magic Mouse 2, which might finally be getting a redesign.) And while Cupertino's finest certainly knows a thing or two about UI design, the iPhone's call screen has been bothering users for years. And it just got even... worse?

With the release of iOS 17, buttons and icons have moved to the bottom of the call screen, leaving a sea of emptiness in the middle (and unlike the best uses of negative space, this one doesn't seem to be for artistic reasons).

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.