Apple intends to fully utilize the additional screen space at the top of the display provided by a new pill-shaped notch replacement by moving the venerable iOS battery indicator back directly to the status bar on the next iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The status bar of the next iPhone 14 Pro will feature the classic iOS battery indication, which includes the battery percentage and battery icon separately.
Apple returned the battery percentage to the status bar in an iOS 16 beta, but due to a lack of room at the top of the display, it is incorporated into the battery icon rather than being independent from it.
According to the most recent reports, Apple will move the cellular signal indicator to the left in addition to the traditional battery indicator in the iOS status bar on the lock screen and notification center for future iPhones.
Given the requirement to display the clock on the left, which reduces the overall amount of available width, it is unknown whether the conventional battery indication will be present in the status bar when the device is unlocked and in use.
Several new features of the iPhone 14 Pro and iOS 16 experience are being revealed just days before Apple’s “Far Out” event, and the most recent information is about one of them. There is some additional information on the behavior of the always-on display and many design aspects of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max’s always-on display experience.