Did anyone notice the signal strength indicators?


iBreatheApple

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iOS 6 for reference:

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Hmmm... so I'm not stupid?

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.
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...?
 

iPawd13

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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
 

HeezyBear

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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.
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.
 

naltst*

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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
 

iBreatheApple

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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
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.
 

rmwebs

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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...?
Check again. Currently connected to wifi and have my carrier ('3') between radio signal and wifi signal.
 

rovex

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

iBreatheApple

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

bushido

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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