Black status bar or integrated with the application


KeanosMagicHat

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May 18, 2012
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Definitely the translucent status bar, providing Apple can tweak the algorithm that changes the text from white to black depending on the background.
 

WordMasterRice

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Aug 3, 2010
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It really depends on how well it's integrated. In iOS 6 I thought that the tinted statusbar was pretty hideous and when I jailbroke I immediately got a tweak that turned it black always. However, the iOS 7 statusbar integration is excellent and IMO makes the statusbar even less noticeable than the all black version.
 

ominx

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Jun 23, 2010
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I think the status bar looks best in OS X and I think it should've been brought over. It's very similar to the dock with its translucency, but the text is always black and it has a small drop shadow that allows it to work nicely with both light and dark wallpapers.
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