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Did anyone notice the signal strength indicators?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by iBreatheApple, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020


    I just noticed they are only dots now, I think I like this better.

  2. macrumors 65816

    That is the carrier.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Well that's embarrassing.
  4. macrumors 6502

    iOS 6 below for reference. Apple have always left the carrier out of promotional shots.

  5. macrumors 65816

    Honestly I can't really tell.
  6. macrumors 601


    No, it's the signal strength.

    Apple have managed to totally remove the carrier from OS and the device, apart from delving within the settings. Unimaginable 5+ years ago.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Hmmm... so I'm not stupid?

    Well the carrier name never shows when on Wifi so that's still up for debate. Or have you seen a demo with wifi turned off...?
  8. macrumors 68040


    From what I understand, the iOS will no longer show the carrier up there.
  9. macrumors 65816

    That probably is the signal strength. They probably didn't put a carrier.
  10. macrumors newbie

    I don't like it at all tbh. Like why dots? they should've kept the regular signal indicator and made it transparent but oh well.:p
  11. macrumors regular

    Your carrier will likely still be displayed when you're not on wifi just like it currently is. Apple just won't show it in their promotional material.
  12. macrumors member

    If you look back at the iOS6 screenshot there was no carrier thee either... I bet carriers will still appear top left by the dots for me
  13. macrumors 65816


    I was wondering about this. Hopefully they don't. it would take up too much space.
  14. macrumors 68020


    Will be easier to read at a glance IMO. There are certain times (color of the screen + certain lighting, etc.) when it takes a second to focus on if you have two, three, or four bars. Not that you'll ever be desperate to know in an instant... just makes it easier.
  15. macrumors 68040

    Check again. Currently connected to wifi and have my carrier ('3') between radio signal and wifi signal.
  16. iBreatheApple, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013

    macrumors 68020


    Probably because it's so short. I'm on AT&T and it does not show.

  17. macrumors 68000

    I am on Sprint and it shows between cell radio and wifi bars... Every iPhone I have seen does this.
  18. macrumors 65816

    They could of done with chaning the wifi bars to those dots, as the wifi bar never really proves be that accurate at all.
  19. macrumors 68020


    I don't know why I was so certain that it doesn't. I'm at home and it IS showing AT&T while on wifi. I swear I've seen it not show before. :confused:
  20. macrumors member

    airplane mode with wifi on?
  21. macrumors 65816


    Looks a lot better now.
  22. macrumors regular

    The dots are really dumb and take up more space than the bars
  23. macrumors 68000

    I've seen it go away when I don't have signal. Then again, that is pretty common with Sprint.
  24. macrumors 603


    well this is dumb i thought we finally got rid of the carrier logo, my carrier "t-mobile.de" is so long that the spinning wheel always jumps to the right side. redic
  25. macrumors 65816

    It is still there.

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