iPhone 13’s smaller notch offers more space in the status bar, but still lacks battery percentage



(Photo: From Apple iPhone 13 website) The iPhone 13’s smaller notch gave its status bar more space, but Apple still decided not to display the percentage of battery.



iPhone 13's smaller notch offers more space in the status bar, but still lacks battery percentage
(Photo: from Apple Newsroom) The iPhone 13’s smaller notch gave its status bar more space, but Apple still decided not to show the battery percentage.

The iPhone 13’s smaller notch is one of the highlights of Apple’s new flagship smartphone, along with its impressive cameras. However, despite the larger space in the status bar, the latest device still did not display its battery percentage.

iPhone 13's smaller notch offers more space in the status bar, but still lacks battery percentage

(Photo: from Apple iPhone 13 website)
The iPhone 13’s smaller notch gave its status bar more space, but Apple still decided not to show the battery percentage.

According to GSM Arenathe iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro aren’t far off their predecessor, the iPhone 12, with their familiar design and mostly similar features.

To be specific, the iPhone 13 still sports a flat-edge display similar to the iPhone 5 and 12 series.

iPhone 13 smaller notch

But what sets Apple’s new smartphone apart from its predecessors is its smaller notch, which has been reduced by up to 20% compared to the iPhone 12.

It should be noted that the entire range of the new iPhone 13 got a significantly smaller notch. As such, Apple users expected the latest smartphone to insert more information into the status bar, such as the battery percentage.

iPhone 13 Battery Percentage Display

According to MacRumorsthe iPhone 13 will still hide the battery icon percentage indicator in the status bar, perhaps by default, despite showing a smaller notch.

The latest discovery is based on the Xcode simulator of the iPhone 13 Pro Max which Apple software updates tweeted.

The new smartphone’s Xcode 13 simulator still showed no battery percentage indicator.

Based on the Xcode Simulator screenshot, the smaller notch gave the time display more space on the status bar. The extra layout then gives the Wifi and cellular signal icons enough space to transfer from right to left, giving the battery percentage some supposed space.

Meanwhile, MacRumors further speculated in the same report that Apple is likely to provide its users with an option to display the battery percentage.

However, it will be absent from the status bar by default.

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iPhone 13: What’s new?

Besides the smaller notch, the iPhone 13 also gets a much brighter peak display of up to 1200 nits. Additionally, the iPhone 13 Pro line boasts a 120Hz refresh rate.

iPhone 13's smaller notch offers more space in the status bar, but still lacks battery percentage

(Photo: Extract from the Apple Newsroom)
The iPhone 13’s smaller notch gave its status bar more space, but Apple still decided not to show the battery percentage.

Unfortunately, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini still make do with a 60Hz refresh rate for their display, similar to all previous Apple smartphones.

On top of that, the new flagship smartphone also features the new A15 Bionic chip, which Apple claims to be the fastest chipset you can see on any mobile phone so far.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series will ship to their users on Friday, September 24.

At that time, we will be able to confirm if the latest Apple devices still do not have the battery percentage on their status bar by default.

Related article: iPhone 13 confirmed to roll out in September as Apple readies 90 million units to ship worldwide

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