Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

(CNN) — Get your thumb ready for next month. Apple is making a subtle change to the iPhone’s software that’s likely to erode your muscle memory: the big red “end call” button is moving.

The iPhone’s Phone app is getting a series of updates for iOS 17, including an updated design that moves the hang up button to the bottom right of the screen, among other features. The button is currently located separately in the bottom center of the phone app, below the buttons to mute, access the keypad or add a call.

The new call screen, which is already available to download in a developer beta, elicited some strong reactions from iOS users on social media: “iOS 17 has the FaceTime button where the end call button used to be one user tweeted. “Muscle memory be damned.”

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The change will likely streamline the look of the Phone app and put all the features in one place. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

At its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in May, the company showed off a slew of new tools coming to iOS 17 that make calling and messaging others more personal and personal. For example, iPhone users can design “contact posters,” a custom image that appears when they call someone or receive their call.

Meanwhile, a new feature called Live Voicemail transcribes a caller’s message in real time so users can decide whether to ignore or take the call, and a tool called NameDrop lets users share their contact information by holding two iPhones close together. In addition, FaceTime supports the ability to leave video messages when someone is not available to chat.

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Other changes coming to iOS 17 include a more accurate autocorrect, improved iMessage dictation, and a more responsive Siri. Apple usually launches its latest mobile operating system in September, after its annual iPhone event.

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