'iPhone X' Split Status Bar Leak Shows Off Animated Battery Icon and Screen Recording Indicator

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Amid the leaked release of the golden master of iOS 11 last night, developers Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo shared a few interesting tidbits about how the split status bar on the OLED "iPhone X" will work (via 9to5Mac). Falling in line with previous rumors, the iPhone X's status bar will show the time of day on the left of the "notch" and cellular signal strength, Wi-Fi, and battery will be located on the right.

    These "ears" of the iPhone X will also be animated in a few ways -- when you plug the device into a power source to charge it, the battery icon grows slightly larger (lower right image) to indicate a successful connection and then minimizes back to its original size. Rambo shared a video of this animated icon in action on his Twitter account.


    There's also a new method to indicate when screen recording is on or when you're taking a phone call. On the iPhone X, the time on the left side of the notch will be highlighted in red for when screen recording is on, or green to indicate that you're in a call but outside of the Phone app. This will replace the current "double height" indicator bar on iOS 10 that pushes down the status bar and displays messages to remind you about apps running in the background.

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  2. Hustler1337, Sep 9, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017

    Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    This has confirmed that I don't want the iPhone 8, I can't ignore the notch. The UI elements look so out of place :eek:
    I have a hard time believing Jony Ive could have thought that the notch looks beautiful, especially for an anniversary edition iPhone and how Federighi could have thought it looks great in terms of the UI side.

    Edit: If I see Ive explaining his notch inspiration at the keynote, I think I might actually puke.

  3. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I love these changes, and embrace the notch. It’s brilliant, really. It gives you the ability to have those notifications and clock etc while simultaneously not eating into the full horizontal screen-only real estate below.

    This is such a smart choice I can’t see how anyone is annoyed by it. You lose so much space on the Galaxy S8 etc because Samsung didn’t design theirs as well as Apple.

    It seems like the haters here would prefer to have less screen size and have no notch, but the status bar below the sensors. Madness.
  4. Appleaker macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2016
    Looks good, although I hope a dark mode will keep the row black all the time, which looks likely given that the recording/in call colouring is limited to the clock. I wonder how percentage will work, as that’s a feature everyone would miss. Perhaps you could tap it.
  5. martin2345uk macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2013
    Manchester, UK
    Wonder where other indicators will go, like Bluetooth, DND, orientation lock etc?
  6. RCS31 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2013
    This is absolutely terrible design. Let's hope it isn't the real deal..
  7. AngerDanger, Sep 9, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017

    AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    So it's official: iOS 11 will embrace the iPhone X's receding hairline.


    Actually, we'd prefer it if the software made this nice hardware more seamless by putting a black bar beneath the status bar icons. It's quite simple and in no way mad.
  8. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
  9. Brian Clifford macrumors regular

    Brian Clifford

    Oct 23, 2016
    Wow! This is going to be one sophisticated iPhone. I can see the apple.com support pages being very busy for those users seeking direction on features.
  10. iLoveDeveloping macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2009
    God I'm excited. TAKE MY FRICKEN MONEY
  11. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    That round thing in the middle is the worst design ever and the round corners are horrible!!
  12. mikesch macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2015
    I suppose Apple might just ditch these indicators, since those are also accessible via Control Center.
  13. fokmik macrumors 68000

    Oct 28, 2016
    AMEN, finally someone who gets it, this is how you literally use every mm of the display smart
  14. citysnaps macrumors 68030

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
  15. shplock macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2015
    Somewhere in a Galaxy far far away
    This is absolutely brilliant design, so let's hope it is the real thing
  16. foobarbaz macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2007
    Goodbye carrier name! Finally. As if I constantly need to be told what network I’m on… What a waste of space.
  17. shplock macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2015
    Somewhere in a Galaxy far far away
    Then don't buy it! I think it is far better than the **** that samsung has produced!
  18. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Apple needs to fire it's current designers and hire the Galaxy team from Samsung.
  19. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    It is the real deal. How can you deny it?
  20. iapplelove macrumors 68040


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I love that everyone hates it..

    More for meee!!!
  21. penajmz macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I really like the new network activity indicator, the current circular one is old already and this is a welcome change.
  22. entraik Suspended

    Jan 22, 2009
    I guarantee you will still end up buying it. Lol
  23. entropi macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
  24. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014
    I’m all for the notch, embrace the notch, love the notch :D

    Seriously though I do like the idea, where once there was a thin bar that took up a little bit of my screen space, now there will be dedicated areas for those things and all of the main screen space will be useable.

    I definitely prefer it to little chins on the bottom and/or top of the phone that some manufacturers do. Why not use all of the available screen.
  25. macintoshmac macrumors 68000


    May 13, 2010
    More I see the notch, more I love it. Never got why would anyone hate it. It is classic bare minimum information and relevance is maintained. We don't need to see the name of our network, we need to know the quality of signal - it's there. Time turning red and green with a bubble - awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on this thing in India.

    Design limitations as well as Apple's own adorned limitations (read offering just a couple or more updates and upgrades per device and reserve the next for the next year) might have prevented from from doing this so far. the "notch" simply eliminates all unnecessary space and all sensors can be hid within it without making anything look off and odd.

    It's really good. Saves on a lot of screen space that way.

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