Signal strength 'dots' what are your thoughts?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by troop231, Jun 11, 2013.

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Keep the dots or go back to the bars?

  1. Go back to the signal bars

    53 vote(s)
    34.9%
  2. Keep the signal dots

    99 vote(s)
    65.1%
  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Too me this seems pointless, it takes up more screen space than the "older" bars did.

    Question is, what are your thoughts?

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  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I think the way it looks is nice. It's something different and doesn't bother me.
     
  3. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I also think the new dots looks much nicer than the traditional bars. I mean my very first Nokia house brick had them. time for a change and the dots are easier to see at a glance in my opinion.

    :) bring it on I say.

    'The only constant in the universe is change' - some clever bod said that....

    I for one welcome change as long as its change for purpose, not just for change. Change to a cleaner look is a good step.
     
  4. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    The dots aren't as bad as the icons. Esp on a black instead of white phone. The dots do blend the icons not so much.
     
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  6. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    I'm indifferent. I have a feeling it'll grow on me over time.
     
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I like the dots, but the carrier name is still present to the right of them. If they could get rid of the carrier name, it would be perfect.
     
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  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. When you enable VPN it starts getting pretty cluttered up there to the left of the clock, so I'd love to see the carrier name done away with. Also, if the signal dots were slightly overlapping they could make it even smaller.
     
  10. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    I think the dots look okay, but they take up too much room.
     
  11. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    They take up too much space, I like the older signal bars, looks more modern and cleaner to me. For a guy who praises on minimalism, I don't understand the move behind this. Referring to Ives btw.

    Plus those circles remind me of the holes by the earpiece on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Ugly

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  12. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    They look clean, and maybe design wise they are nicer.

    But for carriers with long names it takes way to much space.
     
  13. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Same as iOS 6. Once I use the phone I don't notice either.

    Not worse or better. Just different.
     
  14. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Surprised by the poll results. Thought most people would hate them. As someone who loves iOS 7, I sure could do without this :p
     
  15. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Looks like other people seem to get it! I'm not alone :) The dots are not needed and are a waste of screen real estate..

    The same thing applies for the carrier name, it could be shortened to only one the first letter or something like that.
     
  16. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I like the looks of the dots. It's a refreshing change.

    Yet I will give you credit for the lengths to which you went to bash Android. You'll probably have to do more in order to vent all your negative energy :D
     
  17. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I'd like them better if they were square, or smaller, but much nicer than signal bars.
     
  18. darster Suspended

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    I wonder if we will be able to put it in field test mode. I actually prefer signal strength over dots or bars.
     
  19. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    The dots are my most hated feature of iOS 7 lol. I love previous the signal bars! Poll results surprised me
     
  20. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Indifferent, but if seems inconsistent.

    The old bars had visual content in 2 dimensions., height and width. Now it's only width, i.e. only number of dots, but takes up the same space.. So what's the point of the change, especially when the wifi bars are 2 dimensional.
     
  21. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I think the space up there could have been better utilized. Notification icons for example.
     
  22. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I like them, but I have a very short carrier name - in fact its just the number '3'.
     
  23. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    I like the dots, about time we got something besides the old signal bars.
     
  24. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Terrible choice IMO, simply because those dots are almost universal for indicating pages otherwise. Even after a day of using it, I still keep thinking it is indicating what page I am on. Not very intuitive for reception.

    Design wise I think they are nicer than bars, but bars have become inextricably linked with reception.

    It would be like if someone took the wifi signal indicator and replaced it with some squares. The wifi signal has become inextricably linked with wifi. Leave it at that.
     

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