The news: This year’s major iOS update may allow developers to add widgets to Control Center, as suggested by two sources.
- Both Jon Prosser and Apple RUMORs (LEAKS) have suggested Apple is working on expanded 3rd-party support in Control Center
- Apple is planning to allow alternative default apps and services as soon as this year
Our take: With no credible sources recently reporting that home screen widgets are still in the cards for this year, perhaps the original widgets image was actually showing a revamped version of Control Center all along. This sounds most realistic to me, especially with all of the disruption that COIVD-19 caused.