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Did anyone notice the signal strength indicators?

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

  1. macrumors 68020

    iBreatheApple

    #1
    I just noticed they are only dots now, I think I like this better.


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  2. macrumors 65816

    #2
    That is the carrier.
     
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    iBreatheApple

    #3
    Well that's embarrassing.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    iOS 6 below for reference. Apple have always left the carrier out of promotional shots.

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  5. macrumors 65816

    #5
    Honestly I can't really tell.
     
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    cambookpro

    #6
    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.
     
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    iBreatheApple

    #7
    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...?
     
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    SpaceKitty

    #8
    From what I understand, the iOS will no longer show the carrier up there.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

    #9
    That probably is the signal strength. They probably didn't put a carrier.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    #10
    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

    #11
    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

    #12
    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
     
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    kmj2318

    #13
    I was wondering about this. Hopefully they don't. it would take up too much space.
     
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    iBreatheApple

    #14
    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

    #15
    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

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    iBreatheApple

    #16
    Probably because it's so short. I'm on AT&T and it does not show.

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  17. macrumors 68000

    #17
    I am on Sprint and it shows between cell radio and wifi bars... Every iPhone I have seen does this.
     
  18. macrumors 65816

    #18
    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

    iBreatheApple

    #19
    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

    #20
    airplane mode with wifi on?
     
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    Nikos

    #21
    Looks a lot better now.
     
  22. macrumors regular

    #22
    The dots are really dumb and take up more space than the bars
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    #23
    I've seen it go away when I don't have signal. Then again, that is pretty common with Sprint.
     
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    bushido

    #24
    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

    #25
    It is still there.
     

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