Why no icon in the status bar for notifications?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Zerozal, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    My apologies if this has been discussed, but I haven't come across any threads on this.

    I'm curious why Apple chose not to have any icons display in the status bar showing new notifications. There's plenty of space up there, and it seems it would be nice that instead of the drop down notification simply disappearing, there should be a "new mail", "new message", etc icon displayed until you view it in the Notification Center.

  2. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    seems reasonable.
  3. chemistry76 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I hated the big blue box popping up interrupting whatever it was I was doing on my phone, but it was convenient to glance at my phone while it was on the dock and see if I had received a text or other notification.
  4. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    I think it's just a matter of time before we get this. Unless it was a deliberate design decision. Maybe Apple just wants to keep that status bar as clean as possible. Less is more. I am not crazy about how you access the notification center, it's neat, but still doesn't feel 100% natural yet. Give it some time though and it may become second nature.
  5. EvanLugh macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2007
    Developer land
    of course, i have no idea. it's useful though, when i had lockinfo installed it was good to see the twitter logo or email etc. at the top.
  6. jwingfie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2008
    Athens, GA
    There was a thread on it a few days ago.

    Most people seem to think the status bar would get to crowded, I on the other hand don't necessarily believe that as long as there is only one icon dedicated for the NC.

    I suggested a simple ! icon, other have said a number which indicated how many unread notifications you have.

    I would love to see an icon for the NC in the next update.
  7. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
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    It'd be nice! Hate when people say " no I don't want it" when there could be on/off toggles on features like this.
  8. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Waiting for a jailbreak to install lockinfo to get my icons back. I'm sure apple is holding off until iOS6 to implement this feature so they can claim they've made notifications even better next year.

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