Signal bars or dots?

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Signal bars or dots?

  1. Signal bars

  2. Dots

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  1. macduke macrumors G3

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    #26
    That's fine. It should be an option to turn it off, or at least abbreviate it. Doesn't hurt anyone.
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  3. C64 macrumors 65816

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    #28
    Bars > Dots. Wish you could hide the carrier name as well.
     
  4. KeanosMagicHat, Jun 7, 2017
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    KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    #29
    The theory behind the signal bars return is to save space should that iPhone X design render prove correct with the camera / speaker / sensor cutout of the screen at the top.
     
  5. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    #30
    I think the carrier text should be replaced with icons that can only be a certain size... @ least I have AT&T so it’s short.
     
  6. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    #31
    The dots are still in CarPlay... hopefully they switch to the bars and put a battery meter next to it.
     
  7. Channan macrumors 68030

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    #32
    I thought the dots were stupid when they first came out but I've grown to like them. They're unique and they look kind of cool. I'm going to miss them.
     
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  9. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    #34
    I personally like the bars better. This should also benefit people on the SE or 5S too as a majority of the left side of the bar is not taken up by the dots.
     
  10. Floris macrumors 68020

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    #35
    Not only that, instead of 5, there are 4!
    The VPN icon is easier to see from a distance, and the battery icon has slightly changed it seems.
    That all said, i couldn't care less, .. for all i care there's one dot, which is filled full when there's a proper signal, and automatically gathers up data and reports back the poor service to the telecom provider when it is not :D
     
  11. hansenc macrumors 6502

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  13. Conor532 macrumors newbie

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    #38
    Ehh I say dots because I don't like android and betraying what they made with dots it betrayal for me and iPhones are getting closer to android every year so f*** the androids
     
  14. Gunplay macrumors member

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    #39
    I prefer dots, the bars remind me of some flyblown android device.
     
  15. Speedman100, Jun 9, 2017
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    Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    #40
    I like the bars because it actually works when you ask someone how many bars they have. It was always weird asking someone how many dots they have. Also the bars make it seem like a mobile phone. Brings back that older feeling from phones that couldn’t play music and browse the Internet. I like it
     
  16. dereknas macrumors regular

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    #41
    I welcome the signal bars for a change but any thoughts of it at the right instead of left?
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    #42
    I really don’t care tbh. If it said ‘you’ve got a reception’ it wouldn’t bother me lol
     
  18. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a

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    #43
    Were you not around for the six versions of iOS before iOS 7 or something?
     
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  20. Vanilla35, Jun 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017

    Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    #45
    Bars, and by a lot.

    I don't care much for the design of bars vs dots, but one necessity for me is the fact that the dots needed to be blank when not filled in.

    I'll show an example below.

    My previous jailbroken status bar theme on iOS 8 (below):

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    Current iOS 8/10 dots:

    unnamed2.jpg

    I personally found the border of the empty dots to be kind of hard to read at a glance, with a small screen and crowded area up top. I like the jailbreak theme's implementation better.

    Either way, I welcome bars back again, which to be honest is even better. I don't have terrible memories of super old android, so I'm not opposed to it.
     

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  21. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    #46
    I liked the dots better as I found them easier to read at a glance.
     
  22. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    #47
    I think the dots use the available space more effectively. Or at least they used to. Now that there using that area for other things, it probably makes sense to use the much narrower bars icon.
     
  23. Arran macrumors 601

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    #49
    Should've stuck with bars. Dots are overused in the UI:
    • Multiple pages of icons were already represented by a line of dots.
    • Updated apps already had blue dots beside them.
    • Ellipsis buttons '...' are pretty common now.
    Ordinarily not a big deal, but imagine phone tech support asking a new user how many 'dots' they have.
     
  24. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    #50
    Dots are less deceptive, but I use field test mode, so it's irrelevant to me.
     

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