Does 4.0 have any sort of notification toolbar?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheKingIV, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. TheKingIV macrumors member

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    I searched the forum and Google and couldn't find anything mentioning it. Is the lock screen any different at all?
     
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Not that they showed. We might see unannounced stuff in June.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I've been running the beta on a dev phone. The notifications and lock window are pretty much the same. If you can jailbreak your phone check out Lockinfo.
     
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  5. TheKingIV thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea I am jailbroken now. I was hoping Apple would at least have the same little notification icons up top that I was able to get that shows me when I have mail, texts, or a missed call.

    As a poster above mentions, maybe they'll add it on...But I doubt it.
     
  6. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    So much waste of precious real estate in the notification bar.

    There's a reason it's called a NOTIFICATION bar. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There was only one new notification and it was for location services.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Actually, it's called a status bar.
     
  9. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Either way, your status is more than what time it is and if you have service or not.......

    But you're right, its called a status bar, not notification bar.
     
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Apps can put up a notification bar at the top, same as the one that shows up when tethering is on or you leave the phone app during a call. Demoed during the keynote with the Skype app.

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  11. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    That's not an "app putting it up." Any app that has the microphone enabled when you hit the the home button will have the red double-height status bar (until the app totally quits). It's part of the VoIP APIs in 4.0.

    The OP is talking about a little icon for missed calls, new emails, etc near the battery indicator like on JB phones.
     
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  13. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Excellent post. :rolleyes:

    Ahem.

    Now I'm not saying that some of the stuff people put on their status bar via jailbreak isn't useful or cool. I used to use a mail notifier before I stopped bothering to jailbreak and it was indeed handy. But part of me cringes at the thought of a bunch of icons jammed into a status bar...though Apple would probably figure out the least aggregious way to do it if they decided to, which I have a feeling they won't.

    A status bar jammed with crappy cartoonish icons is soooo Motorola circa 2002.
     

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